November 22, 2018 by Joel and Andi It is probably not best to leave a story unfinished. The next day we were successfully able to leave and the rest of our trip went fairly smoothly. Here are a bit of our story in pictures. We were able to take a small local airline the next day and the flight was great We loaded up in a taxi and took drove 3 hours to our first visit Don’t worry we road inside the car We were stopped once for about 20 minutes as a truck was attempting to be pulled out However we were thankful we weren’t stopped there longer and after a few attempts they let us pass We visited 4 missionaries who are on the journey of learning different languages and different ways of life We sat in on their session and did some activities together with them We also visited their neighborhoods Met the people they knew And participated in normal life together – like meal prep The food is different from what we eat in Senegal, but also very good We often attracted a crowd where ever we went But relationships are what we are there for anyway We ended with a meal out These were my playmate for the few days we were there – books and lots of games And of course who could pass up a chance for ice cream! This was my third trip out this year to visit these folks It was encouraging to see their ability to communicate grow The journey for all of them has only begun May God continue to give them strength and wisdom as they continue and press on.
Carolyn L Gaupo says
AS always your pictures and your blog amazes me. Your pictures tell us so much about your way of life there. And in making the people and their circumstances real to us you also enable us to pray with a better understanding of your and their needs. Thank-you again. Love to all, Carolyn
Toby A Beck says
You know I can’t resist a title like that! Thank you for the compelling pictorial trip log. It is not only interesting, but I think it does me good to take a peek into that world so as to see mine more accurately. My guess is that many of the villagers rarely leave their tiny little world. But I don’t often leave mine either so we’re probably more alike than different in that respect.
As I consider the hard work of language and culture learning I marvel at the investment necessary just to be able to minister. My hat is off to the many (including you guys) who do that.
Last, and certainly least, I love the pictures of the automobile traffic. Apparently the rule for people and luggage is that you can put as much or as many of them as you can fit. The only limit is physics. I love that! It is so refreshing to me in contrast to America where there are SO many laws. “Click it or ticket.” I wonder what the African locals would say about that.
Love you guys. Toby, for Kristin too