I don’t even know where to begin, there’s so much I want to say about December…for now I’ll start with one of the biggest events of the month…our trip to the Casamance, the southern part of Senegal. We had informally talked with our host family about visiting Gerard’s village in the Casamance, but it wasn’t […]
We wanted to share some more pictures with everyone showing what we have been up to the last couple of months. We realized after looking through our pictures that the majority are of Calvin and Gracia and their various activities. So enjoy this kid-focused update!
Did you know we’ve been in Senegal for over ½ a year now? It’s hard to believe Africa’s been our home for 6 months and counting! In many ways our lives have changed…we’ve done so many things for the first time…we’ve had so many rich experiences…we’ve learned so much…there’s been fun things, and hard things…but […]
Tomorrow the kids start school!!! It’s a French-speaking, Christian school. Many of the school staff is from our church. This is a big transition for our kids as they get used to learning in a different culture and language. It’s the same school that they attended summer school at, but now the class sizes will […]
Final set of photos from a typical day! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 The kids enjoy our occasional trips to the NTM headquarters. They love playing on the playground there. As the day winds down, we spend time together as a family. Sometimes just talking about the day. There are usually enough leftovers […]
PART 3 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 We take a break from French class around 3:30pm. It is another good time of fellowship, and it is all in French (and Wolof…and Guinea-Bissau Creole…). Each week we are able to understand more and more and even enter into the conversation. Back to class! […]
Katy’s trips to the market are always interesting, she even snapped some pictures today to show you.
PART 2 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Some mornings we also walk down to a nearby supermarket for items we can’t get in the market. It’s always nice to enjoy the AC they have inside. We also buy fruit from the fruit stand out front. It’s almost time to start preparing lunch! […]
PART 1 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Here are some photos to show what a typical day can look like for us. We start the day off with, you guessed it…breakfast! But before breakfast, we have to make a quick trip around the corner. We usually buy bread everyday at a […]
A big thanks to any of you who have been praying for our kids’ transition to our life in Senegal! While there have been some hard things, over all they’ve done really well and I thought you might enjoy hearing a little about what THEY like about living in Senegal. Both: Pineapple soda Apple soda […]