The US Embassy did very well for me. They sent me back to Zwedru for one of my two murals. Much had changed. Most people who lived in Zwedru before the war did not return. However, my new friends were able to help me locate my best friend in southern Liberia.

When I visited Tugbaken, I got the traditional welcome with kola nut and hot peppers five times! If you are really welcomed in Africa, you are given a chicken. I was given four chickens in one day. I've never felt so welcomed.