We were all very excited to welcome Katie (a friend from our home church) to Africa this week. Although it was a rough first couple of days for her battling jet lag, Katie has already been a tremendous help. It is great having some extra help around the house and she is eager to learn and experience as much as she can while she is here with us. In her first week alone she traveled out the village with us, ate her first Senegalese meal, learned some French and experienced her first bugs. We know that she will be a tremendous help to us these next six months. We pray also that God would use us and this time to shape and guide Katie as she explores what life holds for her next.
Katie’s bags brought us so many treats. It was like Christmas around here with blessings for each of us, including mine and Tyler’s birthday presents.
We left Dakar and headed home a day early so that we could unpack and get something done around the house. I never realized how relaxing it would be to be home when NO ONE KNEW WE WERE THERE. We got so much done around the house, got rest and felt so refreshed heading into this week. It was just what we needed.
A New Start
Thank you God for all you brought us this week!
So glad you got some goodies and that Katie came and that you got some rest. I love you and miss you guys!
Haha! Tyler looks so happy with Katie. Yay for Senegalese food. Super yummy. Please cook me tons and tons of it when you get back, Andi.
Jane Van Ryn says
I think Katie is a huge attraction (by the looks on the faces of the Senegalese (sp.?) children. She’s a pretty amazing young woman. Glad for all of you that she is there. As always, thanks for the update. We LOVE hearing from you so regularly. May God continue His work in & through you.