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Week 3 – 2008 T.I.A. outreach team

Monday we celebrated Meg's birthday by going to one of the oldest lighthouses in Africa. The team enjoyed a hike up the hill that the lighthouse is perched upon. From the top of the cliff you could see for miles. The view was breathtaking! We took some time out for a team photo shoot with the lighthouse in the background. The lighthouse keeper gave us a tour and we were permitted to climb the beacon.

Then we hiked down to the beach below to get our feet wet. Afterwards we went to the Da Silva's for a Brazilian barbeque. The meal was delicious! We sang Happy Birthday to Meg while Makayla presented brownies that she baked for the special occasion. Then Jonathan and Deborah taught us how to play a card game called The Great Dalmuti.

Tuesday we spent the morning cleaning the community center and later that afternoon Meg and Makayla volunteered at the medical clinic.
They returned home excited to share stories and photos of their experience while at the nutrition center. Wednesday we went to the home of Dr. Steele for the weekly prayer meeting. Again we were treated to an authentic Senegalese dish. That evening we were invited to Dakar Academy for their weekly youth group.

Thursday our team presented an impromptu skit to the Talibe children. It was such a hit they demanded an encore performance for the very next day. Friday we spent the morning with the Talibe children. Christiane spent the afternoon working on communications and uploading photos, while the guys enjoyed "guy time" over Sprite and Pringles. That night the youth group met at the community center to play games and hear Makayla's message about finding our identity in Christ.

Saturday we went to American Embassy softball field. Jonathan played a double header that day. It felt like we were back in the states! We enjoyed hot dogs, Mountain Dew, and Cracker Jacks while cheering from the bleachers. Sunday morning Christiane spoke during the service and later that evening we went to a local restaurant with Jonathon and Deborah to try goat meat. Everyone enjoyed it.

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