Archive for December, 2011

December 14th, 2011 - 21:02 § in Family, News

Dealing with uncertainty

“Paris-Dakar” was our long-dreamed title of the newsletter in which we would announce our date of departure. Unfortunately the future runs differently. At the end of November we received the message that the tensions around the coming elections were rising. This will only get worse in the next m[...]

December 14th, 2011 - 20:40 § in Africa

Chatter and Couscous

A language study is more than sitting behind books in a classroom. We have therefore gone out many times to practice our French. Jan joined an Alpha course every Tuesday evening; Tabitha joined a weekly Bible study, an internship with a family doctor and every Wednesday a cooking course with African[...]

December 14th, 2011 - 20:25 § in Africa, News

Unrest in Senegal

In the past Senegal had relatively peaceful transitions of presidents, yet this time there are great tensions. It started in the summer of 2011 with uprisings in Dakar (1, 2), which were also aimed at several churches (3). During the fall there have been many protests of the opposition. (4) In the l[...]

Familie Kieviet in Senegal