Stephen & Laura Holt | Sierra Leone, West Africa

Until the Shadows Flee Away

A Good Name

Learning to draw the African face has been a fun challenge. Sierra Leonean faces are beautiful, their skin rich with color, but the differences in features are foreign to my eyes.

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A Merry Heart

  Proverbs 17:22  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.     A little girl is wildly laughing; her mother, however, is not; she is upset and barking orders in Mende to the amused child.  I turn my attention from my work to see what the fuss…

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Meeting the Son

It was a slow morning and my body just didn’t feel like dragging itself out to the garden.  Gardening in the tropics is very challenging and often sorely discouraging.  Eventually I made it out there but much later than my typical time and certainly lacking in enthusiasm. “Sista, let de sun meet you in de…

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The Senegal Coucal

Until the Shadows Flee Away Song of Solomon 2:16-17 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies. Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether. The Senegal coucal, a bird as…

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