Saturday, October 2, 2010

Gifts from Villages (2)

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Whenever we make donations, it is customary for the village to give us something back. Over the years, such gifts have included:

Gifts of vegetables and fruits (plantains, bananas, coconuts, yams, papaya)
Gifts of animals (sheep, goats, chickens)
Tom made chief in two villages (Depa, Ebekawopa)
Gifts of clothing
Bonfires, dancing, the Mask Dance

1) Lamb02.jpg
Sheep given to us by the village of Depa, Cote d'Ivoire, 2006.

2) P8220126_GoatGift_Stan.jpg
Goat given to Dr. Brou because he brought us to the village and because he is a powerful Evangelical preacher. Dawayo-Chantier, Côte d'Ivoire, 2007.

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