Summer 2012

July 14, 2012

This week we finished up two weeks of travel and visiting with students at their service locations. Our visiting took us south to within five miles of…

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June 17, 2012

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June 12, 2012

Off To Service

After three days of bustle, all the students have left Thiès and have safely arrived at their service placements. Early Saturday morning Ali, Kate, Laurel, and Rebekah…

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June 12, 2012

We went to the Bandia Game Reserve and saw a variety of animals. We ate lunch by the crocodile pond and in the company of a troop…

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June 11, 2012

For our last Wednesday night dinner together at Chez Goshen we had pancakes and French toast and everyone dressed in their Senegalese finest.

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June 11, 2012

Joal-Fadiouth

We spent three days in and around the town of Joal-Fadiouth. Joal is the boyhood home of Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first president of Senegal. Senghor was…

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May 31, 2012

What was billed as a friendly match between the Goshen toubabs and a Thiés club team turned into a competitive competition when some Senegalese all stars stepped…

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May 31, 2012

Saint-Louis

Over the weekend, we traveled north to the Saint-Louis Jazz Festival. Saint-Louis is located in the northwest of Senegal where the mouth of the Senegal River meets…

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May 30, 2012

Djembe Lessons

We spent Thursday afternoon at the Village Artisanal, a collection of artists, woodcarvers, musicians, weavers, and leatherworkers. The main attraction was djembe lessons!

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May 30, 2012

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…

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