We have done a lot in just a few days – each one extends into the next and is itself a journey. Today we woke at sunrise and spent the morning with our wonderful hosts. Before lunch, we drove into Niokolo Koba on word that there were lions moving around in one of the most accessible areas. We did not see them but we felt their presence. We did see lots of wildlife and birds and even managed a tigerfish. It was a great Christmas Eve!
Tomorrow, we go to pick up the water tower we had built by a local welder and to purchase supplies for the large CCS group that arrives soon. We will also spend lots of time with our hosts and continue conversations about various projects. It will be a celebration of generosity, happiness, and fulfillment. Just as it should be!
Here are some thoughts from the group:
‘It’s all about water! Whether they drink it or use it for cooking and cleaning, they need it! We are so happy to be here with these incredibly welcoming people! Merry Christmas to all!!’ -Scott Stilianos
‘Being back in Ngogani is refreshing, and having the opportunity to learn from the people around me has only fueled my desire to continue to make a difference.
This Christmas will be special.´
´Making progress with my project has been made me feel very accomplished thus far. Being back in the village shows me how necessary water is to these people in their daily lives and I am glad that I am able to make a difference. Merry Christmas from Senegal!´
-Steven Stilianos 🤙