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Half a Year!!!

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…

Pray for our kids as they start school here tomorrow.

Quick Update & Prayer Requests

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…

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All the Way My Saviour Leads Me

I was singing “All the Way My Saviour Leads Me” to the kids tonight (you know you’re a good New Triber when you sing your kids to sleep with Songs of Challenge). It hit me that the song talks about Christ leading us, being our guide, even cheering us…but what hit me was that the…

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Ladies Camp!!!

Way back when we were still in the States I saw a friend’s blog post about going to a church ladies camp…and I knew, “Someday I want to do that too!” And last weekend that day finally came! It was ladies from 2 churches here in town, that are sister churches, one of which is…

Every morning the kids go to the corner boutique to buy baguettes for breakfast.

Thies life.

So much has happened since we last updated! We finished the second phase of our French study, attended a language learning workshop, moved out of Dakar to a town called Thies, started phase 3 with a new language helper, and the kids started going to summer school! Here’s a few pictures to recap all that’s…

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A Chicken with Three Hearts?

Chicken hearts are one of our family’s favorite treats, but there never seems to be enough to go around.  After all, each chicken typically is only equipped with just one.  Every time we buy a chicken, we rotate through who gets to eat this particular morsel.  So imagine Katy’s surprise when she opened up a chicken…

Very thankful.

A day’s worth of pictures! Part 4

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. Cameron spends time of…