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Wayne, Hilary & Adelaide Denny. Preparing to Serve in Leadership Training in Senegal, Africa. God has called us to take advantage of a unique window of religious freedom in Muslim Senegal by equipping church leaders who have a heart for reaching their country and the Muslim world.

We should be jealous. . . for the honour of His name – troubled when it remains unknown, hurt when it is ignored, indignant when it is blasphemed. And all the time anxious and determined that it shall be given the honour and glory which are due to it.” John Stott

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pretty random

Tonight, we had dinner with new friends of ours, Dan and Angie. Dan is preparing to teach at ITES and Angie is preparing to teach at the same retreats that Hilary is planning on teaching at. They just recently finished language school and have been in Dakar just a few months brushing up on their French and also learning the main trade language, Wolof. It was great to spend time with them as they have just gone through the process of making decisions about what to bring, which appliances you can just buy here, etc. Also, we are able to ask them their insights on the transitions they're going through right now. The random part is that Dan and I were actually at DTS for some of the same time. We had an incredibly encouraging evening gaining many insights from them.

We also spent the earlier part of the day with another missionary who has a book store and a study center. When we arrived, she was going through an Emmaus Correspondence Course with a new believer. After seeing the ministry she is involved in, we went to the market (simiar to our earier shopping experience).

The final randomness from the day was when we took a taxi from Dan and Angie's back to where we're staying. As you may have gathered from Hilary's earlier blog, we didn't exactly just give the driver an address that he plugged into google maps. After a slight detour and Hilary only mixing up left and right in French once (I didn't even try); we made it home.

Every day we gain more insight into the culture and several practical advice on what to bring and what not to bring. These insights are exactly what we were praying to gain from our trip. Praise God for the many people who have gone before us and are helping us in so many ways.

Another aspect we found very encouraging was some specific stories from Dan and Angie about how friendly the Senegalese people are. The more time we've spent here, the more we gain a love for the Senegalese. This has truly been a great trip!


Jeff said...

I'm glad you survived your first unchaperoned taxi ride! And that the trip has been so beneficial for you. Praying you have a great day and a safe return home,

Anonymous said...

P. Smith said...
Obviously you're not in Kansas anymore. I mean, how in the world did we get along in life before cell phones, Mapquest, and Google Maps? Sheesh! What is wrong with those folks... they seem so 1980's.

I'll tell you what else is pretty random... Wayne learning French! Ha!

Keep up the good work! See you guys soon.

steven manning said...

wow, you guys are really experiencing new things each and every day. I hope you guys will be able to find your way around the place. Anyhow, remember that God is with you. He will guide you in his ways, as you know. God bless, I will continue to pray

The Keith Fam said...

So awesome to hear how the Lord is already working. We hope you have a safe trip home (tonight for us, tomorrow for you). Anxious to hear all about it.
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