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Glenn and Kathy Kendall Update #193 of March 7, 2010, Senegal
Below is the text from our update. If you would like to see the pictures, here is a link to the PDF file.
Life in Senegal is not just lived on a sand dune; although that is the place our daughter and her five merry men live.
So the dune is a very special place for us. The view from the flat roof of their house lends a variety of perspectives.
For instance, the following roads can be seen easily from the roof ;
-the sand track providing access to their house..it used to be passable only with 4 wheel drive..years of usage and gravel have packed the sand.
-the deep sand track next to their house has simply been the dune until recently when cars, trucks, horse carts have tried to make it a passage
.several vehicles each day find this track a bit more of a challenge than they could have hoped
-the road off their small sand track has several shops lining it and is a busy route accessing a large neighborhood of homes and apartments
-the divided highway is just over the dune from their house.people accustomed to walking across this area; still run the gamut of crossing between speeding vehicles
The disparity of physical roads reflects the diverse ways the team in Senegal is using to impact society:
-Bible translation into a local language with several million speakers
-Teaching in an American school students who originate from more than 15 national backgrounds
-Teaching Bible and theology to men and women at several degree levels
- Training young men technically and running a business
-Teaching English to local school age children
-Providing a study center for students from local schools.textbooks, general reading books, newspaper are all made available
-Facilitating groups and individuals from America coming to participate in West African life in a variety of settings
-Maintaining a camp on the Atlantic Ocean for youth camps, seminars, retreats, vacations..group size is from one to hundreds
-Providing a setting for young boys whose livelihood is begging for their 'benefactor'.in this setting the beggar boys receive food, medicine, clean clothing, shoes, some academic instruction and lots of loving care
-Facilitating media production both visual and auditory; film and Gospel recordings
-Drawings and Murals painted on walls, churches, buildings illustrating Biblical stories
Roads of sand, rock, asphalt, tar..roads traveled daily.roads lead somewhere, roads start somewhere, roads end somewhere..roads of lives intertwined, interconnecting, merge, diverge, parallel.roads have purpose and direction.roads of lives of the Senegal team have purpose and direction.as one member of the team said, 'life is about ministry and to bring glory to God'..the Senegal team travels well the road of life.
Mar 3-10 Guinea
Mar 10-12 Mali
Mar 13-24 Cote d'Ivoire
Mar 25-27 Mali
Mar 28-Apr 10 Kenya
April 11-17 Uganda
April 18-24 South Africa
April 25-28 Mozambique
April 29-May 2 TBA
May 3-10 Madagascar
May 11-12 Travel to USA
May 17 Back in Littleton office
Glenn and Kathy Kendall
G.Kendall@WorldVenture.com | Ext. 2740
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