May 30, 2012

Beer-Sheba Project

We started off the 4th week with a field trip to the Beer-Sheba Project. The Project is a vision of a small team of SIL language workers assigned to the Serer-Sine area in Senegal and is part of their strategy to promote the use of the newly translated Bible among the young Serer Church, which is mainly comprised of farmers. The Beer-Sheba Project combines a sustainable agro-forestry program with holistic training and an agricultural resource center for young Senegalese farmers. The students got a tour of the project in the morning and then helped to till a field before lunch. Lunch was a traditional millet soup, nguban (sp), purported to be extremely healthy.

In the afternoon, we cleaned out a stable, pulled weeds, trimmed trees, and stacked hay before returning home in the evening.

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