Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mixed Feelings

Well I take off for Philadelphia tomorrow! I will be there for two days and will then head to Senegal! My first two months will be spent in Theis (Chess) which is pretty close to Dakar. I will live with a family, most likely, while going to school and learning the language, customs, and the basic skills I will need to survive. Also, I will most likely get lots of information about trees, planting things, etc. If this all seems a little vague to you, thats because it is for me too. I dont have specific information yet, but as soon as I get there I hope to be able to post more to keep everyone involved!

Here is my address for training! Just for your information if you want to write, number your letters so its easier to keep track of what has actually reached me and what has not...

Jessica Scates
Corps de la Paix
B.P. 299
Thies, Senegal
West Africa

I appreciate you all and am so thankful for your support throughout all my travels! If you have recently moved, could you send me your address (I hope to make letter writing a new hobby). I also hope to be posting pictures up on this blog so you can actually see what I am experiencing.

Well, all my love to you! Please keep me in your prayers and any encouraging words would be wonderful for me throughout these next two years!

God Bless,


Amanda said...


Ann said...

We have talked with Jessica 3 times in the last 2 weeks and she is great. She has a cell phone (international) where you can reach her. We skyped her phone and were able to hear her voice. She is upbeat, but tired. It is hot, hot, hot!!!
We are so proud of you and love you so much. We can hardly wait to talk with you again next week.
Loads of love
Mom and Dad