Last night they had a bonfire and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. Marshmallows have to be brought from the States, I know my nieces sent some along with Tim and the girls. Emily is in the black t-shirt and she is talking with our niece Nicole. Those two are good friends - two years apart - and have been having all kinds of fun together.
My friend Becca sent me these photos. She grew up in Senegal too, in fact her brother Eric was Tim's best friend growing up! Becca and I were roommates in Bible College. Emily has found a friend. No surprise. She is like a magnet for little kids, especially little girls.
In this photo Tim is speaking with Eric and Lindsay is standing with him. Eric has been learning the Badyaranke language and someone on their team has been translating the Bible into Badyaranke and writing Bible lessons. Becca, Eric's sister, teaches literacy to those who want to learn to read and write in their own language. Can you imagine if we had nothing written in our own language? Or if we couldn't read? The team is getting close to being able to start teaching those lessons. What a wonderful day it will be, after so many years of waiting, for the Badyaranke to hear God' Word taught!
They have been enjoying their time at the Mission's field conference and Saturday they head interior in the country to visit the village where Tim grew up! I haven't yet, seen any photos that my girls have taken other than one of Emily eating ice cream! I am thankful Becca sent these to me.
I thought you may like to see them too!