Trouble in Jos…

Posted: January 19, 2018 by Lenny in Jos Nigeria, Lenny Miles, Miles In Missions, Missionaries, Nigeria, Patrice Miles

Click the picture above for a quick video of how long the line is waiting for gas.

A fuel crisis has been ongoing for about two months now in nigeria. Every year around Christmas the gas stations start to hoard their fuel in an effort to drive up prices as the demand grows. Everyone wants to travel back to their various homes and villages throughout Nigeria to visit their families for Christmas.

The result however is somewhat chaotic. People wait in tremendously long lines all day long for just a little bit of gas. Sometimes they sit there all day to finally get their turn at the pump and there is no fuel. It’s not uncommon to see a fight as you drive past the lines from one car cutting line in front of the other. Or a fight at the pump for the last drop of gas. In addition, we have notice that NEPA, the electricity company is giving power a lot less. Cell phone service is not as strong as it was two months ago and the network is constantly going down. All of these companies need fuel for generators to run things so if fuel is scarce, electricity and cell phone service is too.

For us, it just makes things more expensive. Instead of waiting in the long lines, we buy our gas where prices for gas are double or triple that at the pump. Driving the car or running our generator suddenly becomes an expensive proposition, yet we have to run our gen more because natural electricity isn’t coming to the house like before.

Please pray that the fuel shortage ends soon!

Click the picture above for a quick video of how long the line is waiting for gas…

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  1. Ackley, Dick says:

    In chapel this morning Nigeria was our country focus in prayer. I got to pray for you. They used your previous prayer letter, so we prayed for Toyin and Michael, and for CARE Africa. I talked to Peter Penno afterwards who said he knew Michael from when they were in Egbe. The Pennos are here helping out in various ways while looking for another opportunity.

    When I got back to the office, I saw this video of the long gas line. It brought back memories!

    Good job. Blessings to you guys as you serve our worthy Lord Jesus there in Nigeria!

    Dick

    • Thanks so much for your prayers. It is always so encouraging to hear from people when they are specifically praying for things going on in our lives. It really encourages us to know people care and are praying.

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