Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hi all--
I wasn't planning on sending an update out again so soon, but wanted to let you know that we need special prayers right now.

We have had a rather rough beginning to our time back here in Africa. The night before school started at Dakar Academy, there was a terrible storm with lightning; we heard a pop then the next morning realized it had fried our modem and router. Just a few days ago we finally got everything fixed. Also, our refrigerator wasn't working for about three weeks, but now is up and going. It sure is nice to have ice cubes and cold milk and water! It is very hot and humid right now, which really zaps your energy.

The main thing right now is that it is Ramadan here. This can sometimes be a time when the people here are more open to the gospel. They are questioning more. We personally can't communicate much since we don't know the language, however, we can pray. I wanted to let you know about a website where you can get a booklet on praying for 30 days during Ramadan. It is a little late, but it doesn't matter, just pray the 30 days anyway! Here is the website:

Also, on my last blog update I gave you Jason's mailing address. I thought I would just let you know that his birthday is coming up on September 11th, so thought it would be nice if everyone sent a card to him.

Talk to you later!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hi all--

Wow, life certainly happened quickly since I last wrote on my blog. Sorry for the delay in getting out a new blog post. We had a whirlwind of activities from the moment we landed in the US until the moment we flew back to Africa.

We spent many happy hours visiting with family and friends. We met new friends, spoke in several new churches and some old familiar ones. We enjoyed sharing what God is doing in our lives and in West Africa! This is a picture of our grandchildren at the 4th of July parade we went to in Bristol, Rhode Island. (Sierra, Dylan, Brandon and Caleb) The cousins had a great time together!

We had Mexican food at least once a week and sometimes more often than that. Yumm! We miss good Mexican food!

Shortly after we came back to Africa, our son Jason was deployed to Quatar for six months. He would appreciate getting mail and care packages. His address is a US address, so it costs the same as it would to mail something in the States. His address is:

Ssgt Jason Adams
379 ESFS/S3K
APO AP 09309

Here is a pic of Jason with his working dog Sinda who was deployed with him.

Next time I'll try to tell you a little bit about our life since we've been back in Africa!

Aunt Ramona