These past few weeks have been weeks of finishing up projects! A lot of our time here has been spent working on and revising the women’s/girls’ health curriculum from Senegal, adding to it and adapting it to fit our cultural and religious context. We spent hours pouring over this curriculum, one 5-hour meeting at a time, and have just finished putting all the lessons together into one big, 250-page manual for our program’s trainers (and this is just an addition...

Living in a country where over 90% of the population is Muslim is an interesting thing during the month of Ramadan! For those of you who don’t know, Ramadan is a month-long period during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan’s date, similar to Easter, is based on the lunar calendar, and thus shifts by 12 days each year; this year it started on May 26th, Bethany’s birthday!

 

One day at the beginning of...

Today we had breakfast at 8:15. After this, we packed up and went to the church where Josh Shaarda normally preaches and where his family attends as well. It was a two hour service that was filled with lots of singing, dancing, clapping, and scripture reading. 

 

The service began with a large group of kids...

Today started off as a good day because we got to sleep in until 8:00. :) After breakfast, we headed to Ajulu to visit the children at Father's House which is a place for underprivileged children. These children receive free education and boarding during the school year. Everyone was very happy to have us and welcomed us into their community. 

 

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Hello family and friends! 

The Calvin Christian High School Africa group is trying something new...a blog! We are new to this, so we will try it out and see how it goes! :) 

Our group traveling to Uganda is looking ahead to our trip which begins this Sunday. We're excited about what the future holds and look forward to seeing all that God has in store for us as we interact with the people of Uganda. 

The link to our blog...

If you can remember all the way back to March, you might remember that David and I spent a week at a Trauma Healing training, learning how to lead Trauma Healing support groups with the Trauma Healing Institute’s curriculum. Since then, we have been planning to lead one of these support groups with the young people at our church. Before we left for Senegal last month, we...

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