Welcome to the Mali Team's blog!

We would like to thank everyone who is supporting us on this God-given adventure. We're so grateful for your prayers as we prepare for this cross-cultural experience! Our travel dates are June 2nd-June17th, 2010. We will be in the capital city of Bamako, as well as the villages of Mandiakuy and Koro.
Look for updates in the coming weeks, but especially in June, as we will be posting as often as we can. God bless!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Jour Trois

Bon Jour!!
Today was a very relaxing day!! We alll got up around 7:15 and got wonderful showers and yummy breakfast!! We were supposed to go to church, but the governor was in town, so church was a lot earlier than we had originally thought, so we chose to stay nd have our own devotions and church like atmosphere. After we finished devos Hannah taught us how to sing a blessing in french and we practiced so we would have it perfect for lunch!! around 11 we got to go into a local market and experience all of the culture there, it was absolutely amazing!!! We came back and had some relaxation time alont with great discussions and a visit from Dabere : ) He joined us for lunch where we showed him how great we were at singing french songs!! Now we are waiting for our ride to come and take us to the Catholic sisters. We will be there until Friday morning and have no internet access there, so we are hoping that we can figure out a way to keep you all updated still!! Dr. Norman will be here each night and a student might occasionally come back, but have no fear....you will be kept updated : )
God Bless,
<3 the team : )


  1. Hello, all. Thanks for sharing! Brings back so many memories, especially of the bugs jumping down my shirt at night. I miss African mangoes--the crunchy whitish things we have here do not compare. I am glad the handle fit okay and I pray it stays. It sounds like your trip is very productive already. Please send the Sisters, Charles, Marie Jean, Albein, and the WV folks my love. (This is Dr. Ressler, btw, hijacking my husband's google account, so when you see Kevin, think Barbara)

  2. Barbara - Dr. Norman says he's concerned that the girls are overheated. One of the girls has enquired if his derier is follicly deprived. He thought you should know. Thanks for the prayers!