We had the privilege of hosting Joey and several of his friends from Dakar Academy over Easter weekend. I loved watching them make attaya – the friendship tea traditionally served in three rounds in Senegal.  Good memories, good tea, and good friends. A great combination.


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June 4: GRAD!

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A happy and sad night! We are so thankful for the accomplishment of the seniors, but at this ending of the school year, many people will be leaving Senegal and traveling to their home countries. So many that we love– leave tonight, tomorrow and in the next few days… so our celebration is tinged with sadness!

When we returned to the car at the end of the evening, we found this card for “Aunt Mary”, with the beautiful bouquet– it was an anonymous thank-you note for the time and love I’ve shared with the students this year… what a surprise and what a treat!