Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

December 14th, 2011 - 9:02 pm § 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 - 8:40 pm § 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[...]

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[...]

August 17th, 2011 - 10:53 pm § in Africa

These are our manners…

Is it really necessary to set aside such a long period of time for language study? We have wondered about this ourselves. We would have loved to start working immediately. Besides practical reasons (how can Tabitha work properly in a hospital without speaking the language…) there are also several [...]

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