Hey everyone. I am sure many of you have already heard the tragedy that has happend in the Benin this past week but I wanted to tell you the facts and how I am doing. A volunteer was found murdered outside of her house early Thursday morning. She was a great person and will be missed by her friends and family. I my self had only met her a couple of times but my impression of her was that was a very positive and caring person. It has been a bit scary over here for us other volunteers because hearing something like that just makes you think about too many things. Like well am I really safe where I am, and would anyone in my village ever do that to me. I will admit I am a bit scared to go back to my post but I do realize that I live in a very good town and I have 8 families that live surrounding me and I know that they would never let anything happen to me. So I do feel better knowing that I have a great group of people looking out for me. I am not sure what the repercutions of this are going to be but I know that Peace Corps is doing all that they can to make sure we are all as safe as possible and prevent this from ever happening again. That is all I really know for now, I am staying in the main city for the rest of the week and then we will see how it goes. Thanks to everyone who has sent me nice messages of support and love. I love all of you and I don't want anyone to worry about me because there has never been a death in Benin in all of the 40 years Peace Corps has been here and I am very safe over here, and I can kick some butt if anyone tries anything with me.
Hi everyone. Well as most of you know I heading to Benin,Africa on July 1st and am so very excited. I just graduated from the University of Missouri with a communications degree. I have worked in a lot of health related fields so I am going to be doing rural community health in Africa and can't wait to start. Other things that I enjoy doing are scuba diving, hiking and reading.