I was in West Africa for Ten Days

by Melissa Borgmann-Kiemde, Visitation Companion

Finding God in all things...

Finding God in all things...

I was in Burkina Faso, West Africa for ten days. As I return to the Visitation Community stateside, I struggle with how to acknowledge the prayerful experiences of my heart and mind abroad. The following is my attempt at paying homage to this trip.

Contemplating Koudougou
Mango trees
Sun
Brakina beer
Nescafe
Bottled water
Orange Fanta
Baguettes
Butter
Mosquitoes
Deet saturated skin
Red Earth
Rocks
Thatch roof
Tin and tire ceilings
Woven mats
Rice
Grilled chicken
Motorcycles
Bicycles
Stick shift cars
Brown skin
Barefeet
Perspiration
Pores
Balanced baskets
Fish soup
Smoke
Wooden wheels
Donkeys
Water barrels
T-shirt and peanut carts
Ceramic tile exteriors