not too many words to share, just some photos because they often tell a better story, and it’s what i love to do most. spent most of the last 2 weeks outside the city, which i’m super grateful for. i like the slow bush life much better than the crowded streets and busyness of the city. so i jumped at the chance to spend a few days in dosso with my zarma friends and then a week down south with my fulani friends. even got to celebrate my birthday in a village, which was perfect.

enjoy these faces and a little glimpse of life here. i’ll update with words soon. :o)


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i’m super thankful to be here. i’m thankful to be working for the Lord here. i’m thankful that He gives me ways to serve Him and others and that He has invited me on this journey. i’m thankful He has blessed me with beautiful new friends and challenges. i’m just a thankful girl.

(derek webb- thankful)

4 thoughts on “thankful”

  1. thanks, ladonna!! and the smiles are fun to get, because it’s culturally more acceptable to look straight faced or even grumpy/mad in photos. so when the kids are all laughing and smiling, i pull out the camera and they start making a grumpy face! then i tell jokes to make them laugh again, and they end up loving their laughing photos… it just takes some coercing from me!

  2. thanks dori! they are so beautiful and i love being able to give them the gift of seeing their smiling faces :o) thanks for praying!!

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