Archive for April, 2016

April 24th, 2016 - 11:21 § in Church

Out of key

Passionately the newly formed band “Shalom” plays their first performance. It is the final concert after a full weekend music workshop by Cissa and friends for youth from different churches in the Casamance. People begged him the whole weekend to do a big solo performance. But even thoug[...]

April 14th, 2016 - 14:40 § in Family

Maria & Simon in the Senegalese jungle

Our journey to the far south of Senegal was a true adventure for Maria and Simon. Highlight of the 15 hour boat trip was enjoying the jumping and tumbling dolphins that accompanied the boat. The region is very green and fertile with lots of fruit trees. The kids soon found out that mango trees make [...]

April 14th, 2016 - 14:23 § in Africa, Church

Washing the dishes with Fulani women

Aminata shines when she talks about her daughters. They both go to school and one is the best in her class. She herself has never had that opportunity. Growing up as a shepherd’s daughter in a small village there was no school to attend. This Easter Sunday we wash the dishes together and chat in [[...]

April 9th, 2016 - 12:17 § in Africa, Church, Medical

Twenty white coats in the green south

“It’s really not far away, let’s just walk” says the nurse as he takes me to show me the clinic. Right behind those trees over there. The sun burns on my head while I’m walking from orange tree to mango tree, saluting everyone on the way as we try not to trip over chickens and [...]

Familie Kieviet in Senegal