We are getting settled into our new home in the south of Senegal. Our main ministry for the moment is to learn this language! Charles is Joola but from a different group so he has to go through all the same steps as I do for language study. Thankfully, we have help. One of our co-workers here is a consultant for our mission and before they move to Europe, she has offered to stay and help us get a jump-start. We are following a program called, “The growing participator”. Basically, we have a language partner from the village but we lead the sessions. We started out by learning basic words using toys and pictures. We record her explinations of what we want to learn and then listen to them before the next session. Pray that we can learn all we can and become not just good speakers but effective participators in this community.