Tuesday, December 8, 2009

How much I've changed

This is the first week in The Gambia...
This is the last week!
Its so sad to be leaving! I am very grateful for my time here, and the people who have touched my life in so many ways. But I am glad to go home and see my family and friends!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Our Farewell Party

On Saturday, we had a party to celebrate the end of our time in The Gambia. There was lots of food and a live band. All of our friends from the neighborhood and our classes came to the party.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Tobaski is a Muslim holiday that celebrates Abraham's faith in God. Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son on God's command. At the last moment, God switched Abraham's son with a ram. Thus, Muslims worldwide commemorate this event by slaughtering a ram and feasting for three days. I had a new outfit made for the occasion.

Thanksgiving in The Gambia

This Thanksgiving, we celebrated on the beach! Later, we shared a turkey dinner with our Gambian friends and gathered around our tree of thanks. Please note Babucarr's attempts to carve the turkey.