The Term 2 trips are officially on the docket, and I (Jenni) am going to Senegal. Kevin is going to Mexico, and we will tell you about that one as soon as I can get him to sit for an interview.
Our team will be serving The Beer Sheba Project, which seeks to provide Christian holistic community development in an impoverished area of rural Senegal, just outside M’bour. The ministry also has a vision to mobilize the Senegalese Evangelical and Protestant church around the issues of poverty alleviation, sustainable agriculture, desertification, and education. To that end our team will be offering a master plan for their site as well as conceptual-level design of a teacher’s training school building, which will likely be the first building constructed.
"Do you blog?" I overheard my officemate ask another coworker.
"Yeah...well, sort of. We used to but it's been awhile since we've posted anything," he answered, before putting the same question to me.
"Yes, but same goes for us. I mean, it's great when we have been out on a project trip and have something to report, but the day-to-day aspects of this thing strikes me as a bit too boring to post very often," I responded.
So yeah, I know we haven’t blogged in awhile. We did not really mean to just fade off into oblivion or fail to update you on the happenings here, but one of my “no-nos” is blogging when I don’t really have anything to report. I don’t need to waste anyone’s time with photos of the mule deer in our yard or my last hike or some snow (although I love that so many of you tell me how much you enjoy the CO pics). It always feels like the "real" news is what happens on project trips. But then we recently took a week in Florida and got to meet and catch up with so many of you and all your great questions helped me see there are some good things I have neglected to report.
So over the next few weeks I aim to publish some short posts. Like our preparations and thoughts about our upcoming stint in Egypt, how our individual job descriptions are evolving, our Term 2 project trip plans, and the various and sundry things God has taught us over the past year. If I stop and take stock of all God has done, I must admit it would be silly to not share all that wonderful stuff with you.
For now, I leave you with this photo of our new “dog."
Now that we have been in Colorado for a full year, I thought it would be fun to think through all that we have learned about living here. Some of it is stuff we noticed on our own and some are things others pointed out to us. A few things I just pulled straight off the Internet long ago but I can now promise you are true. So in a sort of hat tip to Jeff Foxworthy (“You might be a redneck if…”), I give you our findings.
“You might be living in Colorado if…
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