Today, we had a potluck lunch after church. We had originally planned to have a picnic, but decided to have our meal on a boat on the Niger River instead. A great time has had by all. The food and fellowship were wonderful and our time on the boat was perfect. It’s still be pretty hot every day, but out on the river a cool breeze made for a very pleasant afternoon.
Sadly, it was also a time to say goodbye to several people in our church who will be leaving Mali – some for a few months, while others will be permanently relocated to other countries. That’s life in the itinerant world of international ministry.