2017 in review

January: A West African dish, yassa ginaar, cooked for supporters in western PA

February: With my friend Anita’s help, working on a sewing project with West African cloth as a break from GIAL coursework

March: Volunteering in ESL for refugees in Dallas

April: A discussion in one of my GIAL classes, Culture Change & Minority Cultures


May: A Sunday presentation at supporting church Christ the King Presbyterian in DeSoto, TX, when several others joined me in African dress!


June: The road trip that turned into the engagement tour! A stop in Delaware to introduce my fiancé Dean to my grandmother


July: Back in West Africa and praying with the pastors’ wives of the national Presbyterian Church at an annual gathering


August: Rainy season green! Enjoying my view from a horsecart while at research site #1


September: All dressed up for Tabaski with my host family the Manganes


October: A sunrise shrouded in mist while in the bush for research site #2


November: My view from the boat as I traveled back north after research site #3


December: Christmas lunch with my parents and friends of theirs from the church my dad pastors in St. Girons, France

What a full year it’s been!

  1. Anna Parr said:

    What a wonderful view of your year! Thank you for sharing your journey. Dudley and I send our prayers and best wishes to you and Dean as you begin this new leg of the journey together. Wishing you both a bountiful and blessed union.

  2. Rick Taylor said:

    Praying that God will use you fruitfully in 2018.
    Thy Kingdom come

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