Archive for October, 2015

October 5th, 2015 - 08:46 § in Family

Swimming lessons in Dakar

Dakar is a peninsula, and just like “Holland Waterland” it is important to know how to swim. Swimming lessons however are not easy to be found… Maria joined the sport center for a while, but when 20 children swim laps one by one, there’s not much advancements. And when you see your child shi[...]

October 5th, 2015 - 08:45 § in Church

Safely home; the story of Veronique

“Would we arrive home safely today?” I can’t help but wonder as I’m spending the last few hours with some colleagues stuck in traffic. We are returning from a prayer meeting at another mission clinic in the far suburbs of Dakar. We had a great time encouraging our colleagues and spending tim[...]

October 5th, 2015 - 08:44 § in Africa

Mud or new glasses?

The medical campaign was a great success. Over 300 people received a pair of glasses in a week time. These glasses make an unbelievable difference in the daily lives of these people. An old widow is again able to knit for a living, a young mother is able to remove small stones from the rice, [&helli[...]

October 5th, 2015 - 08:44 § in Church

Concert in the Senegalese jungle

It was an amazing celebration in the green south of Senegal, Ziguinchor. Traditional music played on instruments like the Kora with new lyrics written by young Christian artists. Bernard’s idea to give a podium to young Christian talents is an overwhelming success. He shares with enthusiasm: “it[...]

October 5th, 2015 - 08:43 § in Africa

Constructing a pediatric ward, how one slowly catches a monkey

On a random Thursday morning I am again confronted with the importance of this construction project. I am in the midst of a teaching session for the nurses on common children’s diseases. We are preparing for a specialized pediatric consultancy which will start once the construction is done. Paulin[...]

Familie Kieviet in Senegal