Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Amanda, one of the weekend's participants and the concertmaster or first violinist for the Honors Strings, is the daughter of our good friends from college days. It was a delight to meet her and visit with her!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
We put together a set of clothes for each girl at the orphanage. Two Foundations donated money to Tyler's and my mission trip account that made it possible for us to purchase clothing for all of the children at the home - 5 babies, 7 little boys and 8 older girls.
I have had a lot of fun shopping for the school and the orphanage, especially buying girls' clothes - something I seldom get to do! I am also very grateful to parents of students from our team who have donated items, as well as other people. Thank-you to all of you! We can't wait to bless these kids with your gifts!
A church in Indiana donated money to purchase Scholastic books. I was able to order a selection for different age groups. It brought back fond memories of when Luke and Tyler used to order from Scholastic. The students enjoyed looking through these books last night. Here, Erin is reading a Curious George book to a receptive audience!
Putting together sets of clothes for the girls (ages 10-14) at the orphanage.
Games, puzzles, clothes for little boys, clothes for older girls....plus a lot more! This picture shows less than half of what we are taking!!
Clothes for the 5 babies
Fun shirts for little boys (ages 4-8)
Monday, March 16, 2009
On his last day in Senegal Tim was able to visit Gorée, a small island that is part of the city of Dakar. It is currently being used as a tourist destination to dramatize the horrors of the slave trade throughout the Atlantic world back in the 1700's, although probably no more than a few hundred slaves a year departed from here for transportation to the Americas. They were more often incidental passengers on ships carrying other cargoes rather than being transported on slave ships. After the decline of the slave trade from Senegal in the 1770s and 1780s, the town became an important port for the shipment of peanuts, peanut oil, gum arabic, ivory, and other products of the "legitimate" trade. Here are a few pictures taken on the beautiful island.
Outdoor furniture store
Tim's friend, Jim works at Dakar Academy, and was his tour guide to Goree Island.
Yum? Tim said it was!