Summer 2010

June 3, 2010

This week (June 3) at Chez Goshen the meal was made by Alysha, Leah, Erin, Noah, Josh, and Patrick.  It included preparing vegetables and fruit, cooking rice,…

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June 2, 2010

For the past 4 ½ weeks our daily routine has included language study in the mornings and lectures or presentations about Sénégal and its culture in the…

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June 2, 2010

This past Sunday we took a field trip that combined a variety of stops.  We began our day at Keur Moussa, a Catholic monastery, where we caught…

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May 30, 2010

Touba

Touba is the center of Muridism, one of the four prominent Islamic brotherhoods in Sénégal.  The founder of Muridism, Cheikh Amadou Bamba, lived in the 19th Century. …

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May 27, 2010

Batik / Tie Dye

We spent an afternoon participating in the process  of tie dye and batik.  We learned four different techniques that are commonly used – simple tie dye, stitching…

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May 23, 2010

Dakar

This week we visited the capital Dakar to see the center of the city which, during the French colonial period, was also the administrative center for all…

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May 15, 2010

Gorée Island

We took a one-day field trip to Gorée Island, located off the coast of Dakar. Gorée played a significant role historically as a trading center and as…

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May 15, 2010

Chez Goshen

Chez Goshen, which also serves as Ron & Sally Jo’s home, is where we meet once a week for singing, worship, reflection, and  group debriefing.  We also…

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May 10, 2010

At the end of our first week we took a 3-day field trip north to Saint-Louis, the capital of Sénégal during the French colonial period. It is…

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May 8, 2010

Students got a basic introduction to Wolof, the language spoken by nearly everyone in Sènègal.  Next week we will switch to French for our language classes.  French…

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