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Stories of Senegal

Alphonse

Posted by Shannon Colwin on

  People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. Above is a photo of some of my favorite people in the village - Alphonse (the older boy) and his mom, Ami.Alphonse came to our attention on one of the early trips due to the story his mom told us.  I am...

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Gratitude

Posted by Shannon Colwin on

Compared to those living in the bush of Senegal many of us in the U.S. live safe, comfortable, yes, even opulent lives. I am re-reading a little book entitled Liturgy of the Ordinary, selected as Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year, in which the author selects ordinary moments in her...

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Dubba

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  We first met Dubba years ago during an evening gathering in Pastor Joseph and Angel's compound. Dubba approached one of the women on our team and asked if she could get the team together to pray for her.  When we were gathered around her Dubba told us she was married to a Muslim...

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Mary David

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The photo was taken on my wife Mary's first trip to Godel, probably our fifth or sixth trip.   It shows the pastor in the village, Joseph, and his wife, Angel, along with Mary holding Angel's baby, Mary David (pronounced mahREE daVEED).  Joseph had asked two years prior to this...

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Introduction - Djouma Sene

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One of the incredible gifts of going international mission trips has been the opportunity to get to know people from very different cultures. In two weeks, Damascus Road will be joining Community Church in Fond du Lac and Crossroads Community in Sheboygan for a ten-day trip. It’s a joy to...

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