10 months later…and here we are living in Dakar, Senegal! You may be wondering why we aren’t in Guinea. Well, long story short, God had different plans for us. We started out in Guinea, found an apartment, moved in, began building relationships with our host family, church and neighborhood. 4 months after our arrival, the situation in the country grew intense, and our field leadership asked us if we would be willing to move to Dakar to continue with our NCLA program. We agreed to make the move, not knowing what the future would hold for us, or if we would return to Guinea. Through it all, we never doubted that God wasn’t in control of everything that was going on, and we knew that none of this took him by surprise! In less than a week, we packed up and stored our belongings, and prepared for this new, unexpected chapter in our “Africa journey”. It was a bittersweet time, and a time to really lean on the Lord. We miss our friends, and we pray for Guinea as a whole.
Time flies! We have now been in Dakar for 6 months! We have been blessed with a great host family and a host church as well as an apartment. It has been a whole new learning experience as we dive into the culture and language of Senegal.
There’s the “mini review” from the past few months.You can check out www.shawnandjenn.wordpress.com to read more and see more pictures from our time in Guinea, and the big move to Senegal.