Fragments of My Imagination

There are just twenty-four days left in Dakar. My frazzled nerves and scattered mind have made it impossible to tell you just one cohesive story. Brace yourselves. It started with the laundry. I did laundry in the bathtub yesterday, and the murky, rather sinister charcoal color … [Read more...]

Once Upon a Summer Project.

I took a head count this morning as my team and I meandered out the front door with all of the astute lucidity of six drunken sailors on leave-and at aproximately 0900, all six were still breathing, of relatively sound mind, and accounted for. Which would suggest that we've made … [Read more...]

Of The UPS Man, African Snow White, and One Too Many Pickles.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, we return to our regular programming. In light of recent distractions, regular programming this week in Dakar just happens to include hopelessly daunting piles of work that need to be finished before Tuesday morning at 5:20 AM [oh, we’ll get there … [Read more...]

Of Things Unseen. [He Writes Better Stories.]

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18   A year ago today, I was trapped in the throes of one of the most excruciatingly miserable weeks of my life. [Let’s just say that in … [Read more...]

Of Water Guns and Top Ten Lists.

Yesterday, Matt Schneider turned 23! Clearly that was the only excuse all of us on staff needed to steal away and celebrate for a couple of hours. We took Matt to the nicest [read: only] Italian restaurant in Dakar-a cute little place called Café de Rome. I think the SP staff … [Read more...]

Let’s Give ‘Em Something To Talk About. [SP Training.]

Yesterday, my team and I spent the day training our SP. We gave a total of four seminars [Cash and I combined ours], covering: 1. How to follow up with students. [Christy] 2. Catholics and Jesus. [Ben] 3. Islamic theology and how to see the “soul questions” in things that … [Read more...]