After a long Friday evening and Saturday morning of travel - the Scatterlings of Africa group of eight arrived in Casablanca, Morocco around 4pm Saturday, October 1st. Jan Causey (Buechel Park, Louisville), Roger Jasper (Living Faith, Elizabethtown), Mark Howell (First Baptist, Frankfort), John & Marilyn Sanders (Highland, Louisivlle), Keith Stillwell and Shawna Stomberger (Lexington Avenue, Danville) and I were treated to a wonderful dinner at the church in Casablanca consisting of traditional Moroccan fare - tajine.
Sunday morning we worshipped with the French-speaking congregation in Casablanca. Roger Jasper gave the sermon with the help of translation from Ann Marie, friend and Vice-President of the CEI (International Aid Committee) who leads the work with refugee population through EEAM.
In the afternoon we gathered for lunch at La Teranga Sengaliase where we enjoyed a traditional meal from Senagal. Diachari - our host and president of the CEI (Diachari is funded in part through CBF/KBF funds) - and Espiranza took us on a walking tour of the more popular area of Casablanca near the beach. We finished our afternoon with a visit to the the Grand Mosque of Hassan II, one of the most beautiful sites in the country.
Tomorrow we travel again, this time to the Eastern-most part of the country to Oujda where we will visit with key leadership working with CEI. We appreciate your prayers and your concerns for our team. Hope to share more about our trip in a couple of days.