19 years! For our Anniversary present to each other this year we bought sunglasses. I guess the future looks bright.
Oh yeah. And another thing. While we were gone, the girls got goats. Meet Luna and Soleil. #farmlife #ghettobarn #goatsontheroof
One last Summer hurrah! Man trip to Le Conte Lodge with David and the father and brothers in law.
Professor Hackers miniature golf - a Big hit. I mean Like I hit a lot of shots.
Unless you’re a dad of a thirteen year old girl you may not know how difficult it is to acquire nor how much one cherishes pictures like these.
Modou and the Ericksons became bonded for life after a hair-raising, trapped in the middle of the desert, hemmed in by diesel trucks and horse carts, driving with half a headlight, get a flat, change a tire, with only second and fourth gears working. But the man was determined to get us to the airport in time to make our flight. And despite all the setbacks he got us there. And I have not felt so heartfelt a hug as the one we shared when we finally arrived. If you ever need a taxi driver. Call Modou. You may find a more faithful car but you will not find a more faithful friend.
So inspired by the men and women Young Life staff of Senegal. What an honor to spend an afternoon with Antoine and Jacques. Praying for more leaders and more doors to open including at Dakar Academy where Tim and Lindsay are teaching.
Beautiful day on NGor Island. Snorkeling and climbing Rocks. And exploring the narrow passageways.
Sobering day on Gorée Island. One of the main ports for the slave trade for 312 years. We had an absolutely amazing guide named Ali. If you ever in Senegal, you must visit this place and get Ali as your tour guide. The first picture was taken on the threshold of the point of no return where the slaves left their prisons to board ships never to return to Africa. I found it impossible not to cry.
David and I were pretty stoked about swimming in the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean. Anna Rose was done with her dad taking her picture!