Even though we live in town right now, we’ve been able to make multiple visits to the village our co-workers (Susie and Jen) have just moved into!
We’re thankful that their houses were finished in time for Jen to spend a couple of weeks in the village before returning to the States for home assignment (furlough).
I, Katy, had the opportunity to go out and spend a few days with her in the village.
During my stay, I got to know some of the ladies better, getting to know their names, their faces and a little about their families.
One of my favorite parts was picking cotton and bissap leaves.
We picked a whole bunch from Jen’s field to make a sauce with.
When the kids got off school on Friday, Cameron and the kids joined us for the weekend.
Even though our kids don’t speak either the village language or the trade language, we’re thankful that at least they speak French and could talk to some of the kids with that.
Calvin enjoyed riding around.
Cameron and our language helper were able to do some work on the houses.
Calvin got to help the men out too.
This is the water pump closest to Jen’s house. There’s multiple water pumps throughout the village where people come to get water.
Our last trip to the village was for a special party…a party celebrating the completion of the houses and Susie and Jen moving to the village!
People came from nearby villages to celebrate with us.
Rice and sheep was cooked and served.
There was music…
Matching shirts were even made just for the occasion!
So there you have a little peak into the village!