|Yaya with our family in his father's orchard.|
And the next day he did just that. As a matter of fact, he came over almost every day that week. Usually it was for just a few minutes, sometimes longer, but we really grew to appreciate this young man. When Yaya comes over he usually helps Matt with his Diola, laughs a lot, and discusses life and all that it entails. He is one of those young men that is just a pleasure to be around. He is a student at the high school in Diouloulou, but comes from a small village about 6 kilometers from here called Birassou Bodiankounda. He lives there with his father, who is the village imam (Muslim religious leader), his father's two wives, numerous siblings, and some other members of his extended family.
|Ezra with a village elder|
|Matt and Hosanna with Yaya's father|
Nothing happens by accident. So the next time you turn the corner and bump into the imam's son know that God just might be up to something great!