Divine Appointments

God is always trying to get our attention and working behind the scenes in many ways that we don’t see. One of the privileges of living in The Gambia is that because of my weakness and complete inability I see God move in amazing ways. I have been at my home in the village lessContinue reading “Divine Appointments”


Anyone see a problem in this picture? What if I tell you this is the main cellular tower for our village and this was our source of all cell phone service and internet? Last month there was a large and devastating windstorm in our village causing damage to many properties, injuries and deaths. Please prayContinue reading “Communication”

On the Road Again

Long ago, before Covid hit I was praying about and preparing for my furlough time in the US and planning a lot of travel throughout the US. Well, Covid definitely changed all of that and many of my travels have been changed, cancelled or postponed. Recently I have been able to get back on theContinue reading “On the Road Again”

Survival Phrases and Greetings

Language learning is moving full speed ahead.  I spend two hours each morning with a Wolof language helper and then several hours each afternoon visiting very patient and understanding village women practicing what I am learning.  I also provide much comic entertainment for them.  Of course we started with greetings.  The Wolof have a veryContinue reading “Survival Phrases and Greetings”

Language Learning

I really am enjoying language learning via the LAMP method (Language Acquisition Made Practical).  I provide endless entertainment to the village women when I go to practice each afternoon and they have even asked me to “help” with some daily tasks.  I think they like to laugh at the tubaab (white person) trying to shellContinue reading “Language Learning”

Waxtaan: Chanting in Wolof

The Wolof like to sit around, visit others and chat which is great for someone trying to learn the language.  My chatting vocabulary is still very limited and a friend asked me the other day what exactly we talk about.  Well, life here in rural West Africa revolves around family and the farm and/or gardenContinue reading “Waxtaan: Chanting in Wolof”

Gambian Road Trip: Getting Home

Some of you have heard me mention the challenging ferry situation here.  The Gambia is a very interesting country, completely bisected by The Gambia River.  I live on the North Bank side of the river and the city with groceries, etc is on the South Bank side of the river.  Despite this river being almostContinue reading “Gambian Road Trip: Getting Home”