Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

Hi all--
Here's hoping and praying that your Christmas holiday and New Year was a good time spent with family and friends. 

Jim had a three week break from school to allow the DA dorm kids plenty of time with their families. We took advantage of the time off and joined about 50 other missionaries and their families for four days of camping on the beach near Saint Louis, Senegal, near the Mauritania border.

We took boats out to a spit of land that had the Atlantic Ocean on one side and a river on the other side.  We slept in Mauritanian type cement "tents" with a canvas roof.  We had beds, so it wasn't really like camping.  All of our meals were prepared for us and we ate together in a big dining tent.  It was an enjoyable time of walking on the beach, bird watching, eating, and just relaxing.

Now it is back to the reality of living in a big city!

Happy New Year!