Sunday, December 18, 2011

Joyeux Noel & Bonne Annee

Hi all--
I just wanted to wish all of you a Joyeux Noel and Bonne Annee.  In other words, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Even though we don't have family here to celebrate Christmas with, we do have good friends and collegues.  On Christmas Eve we will be gathering together at the home of our WorldVenture team's field leader.  There will be 25 of us celebrating and eating a traditional ham dinner!  Then on Christmas day we are spending the day with other collegues whose children have become our substitute grandchildren.

May your Christmas be filled with many memories and a blessed time together with family and friends.  Don't forget that the celebration of Jesus' birth is the real Reason for the Season.

Aunt Ramona

Please enjoy these pics from the DA Elementary Christmas program and from the 5th grade talibe outreach day.

DA Elementary Christmas Program

Kids from around the world singing about Jesus' birth
Kids from Jim's class playing Uno with talibe boy & worker

Playing playdough

Such a beautiful smile
M'Bayang playing playdough with 2 of the boys

Saturday, December 3, 2011

DA Outreach

Hi all--
This is just an additional bit of info regarding the Fall DA Outreach.  I thought you might like this link to a video that one of our DA people created to show at the Sunday night testimony service following the outreach.  It shows a little bit of everything that the teams did at outreach.  The music is recorded from the Sunday morning service at the church in Diofane that the team stopped at on the way back to Dakar.

Also, I wanted to give you a little update on our talibe boys.  We have been treating quite of few of the boys for malaria; some of them have been very sick.  We are thankful that we have the ministry funds available to be able to buy the malaria cure.  Please pray that these little ones would be healed.  Here are just a few pics from our work at the center:

Having fun with drums

"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth"

Washing clothes

If you are interested in helping this ministry you may send checks payable to WorldVenture, 1501 W. Mineral Ave., Littleton, CO  80120, writing Special Project – Talibe Street Children - #6403-931 on an attached note – not on the check memo line. You can also give donations online (  For donations click on GIVE, Projects & Ministries, and Project Name.

Aunt Ramona