Posts Tagged ‘Family’

April 14th, 2014 - 9:38 pm § in Family


“Hassan, Abdou Rachman, Fatou, Aminata, …” now Simon begins to talk some more, he names all his classmates (and those are not the easiest names). He often plays with Abdou and Fatou, and Aminata gives him a hug every morning. The little Senegalese girl with beautiful colored beads in her h[...]

September 12th, 2013 - 3:24 pm § in Medical, Africa

A baby in the sheep hut; medical campaign in Widou

A car parks next to the straw hut at twilight. It is the hut of Ahmed, a shepherd like virtually all of his people group (Fulani) in northern Senegal. He isn’t poor, as shown by his large herd of cows and sheep. For this wandering tribe medical care is not taken for granted. This counts […][...]

August 27th, 2013 - 6:00 pm § in Family, Africa

Family life in the village

Frankly, I (Jan) was a bit reluctant. I feel relaxed and at home in the city, but the countryside is full of dangers. I prefer to meet a gunman at night than a snake… But still, our good contact with Dr. Soh and the opportunity to participate in a medical campaign made us decide to […][...]

December 8th, 2012 - 2:04 pm § in Family

To school

A taxi pulls over right where I try to cross the busy road with Simon on my arm. A head is put out the window asking me if I want a ride… It is the mother of a child from Simon’s class. This mega city does feel like a small village at times… In a […][...]

August 17th, 2011 - 9:18 pm § in Africa, News

Oui, oui j’aime Paris!

This is one of Maria’s favorite sayings, and she works magic with it; people can’t help but smile! We as well are starting to get used to being here and the communication in French slowly but surely starts to sound like a conversation. In the shop, at the playground, in the subway, at the langua[...]

May 4th, 2011 - 4:36 pm § in Family

Maria is preparing as well!

Our lives at the moment are challenged by the things we are to leave behind Certainties such as a house, salary, but also friends and family; we have to release them all. And every time it is asking for a bit more trust. We are blessed in knowing that God does not leave us alone […][...]