“I have a house in M’bour.” Not a sentence I ever thought I would be saying. Nevertheless, we got a house!
In just five days of hard work our group was able to rent a five bedroom, large living room, nice foyer, detached kitchen, one inside bathroom and one “squatty potty” outside, beatufil ocean view from the roof house! Beds have been delivered, the fridge is in as well as the new stove. We had it painted and it is ready for us go to work.
We will be heading back on April 23 for a couple of weeks. Our ministry to the Talibe boys has increased. The local Serigne (Talibe leader) will now bring the boys to us so we can get them into new clothes, bathed and fed. It is heart warming to see these boys leave the house with a smile and new pair of flip-flops.
I discovered the universal language of soccer. One of our men, who speaks no French or Wolof at all, was able to entertain twenty boys for an hour with a small soccer ball. Some things transcend speech!
Interested in Senegal? Care to join us? Just let me know!
Hungry? I am. Hungry to do something. Hungry to make a difference outside of my neighborhood. Hungry to do something so far out of my control that I must rely on God to do it. What about you?
A small church in Texas decided that, indeed, they were hungry.
With miracuosly provided funds, seven of us headed to the West African country of Senegal. We had no idea what was instore for us. All we knew is that we were hungry.
And we were fed. The truth of the matter is, the person doing the serving is always the most blessed. We found ourselves working with a group of boys, the Talibe. They were physically hungry, in rags for clothes, and sporting a variety of skin issues, scabies as bad as you could ever imagine.
Is there really power in a Cookie Monster Band-Aide? I don’t think so. The power, the power to bring a smile, is in love. God is love.
Oh, we were fed well in Senegal. Yet, I am still hungry. This blog is about how a small group of committed folks can make a meaningful difference outside our neighborhood. So, come hungry, and come thirsty!