Anounou is our Malian brother. We’ve worked together for a long time. He’s been to our Utah home, but today we got to visit his Malian home place and meet some of his family. Anounou’s father had 4 wives and 22 children. They are a close-knit family and they love and help each other.
Today Anounou took us to see where he grew up as a boy, here in the old part of Bamako. We met 2 of his brothers and 2 of his brother’s wives. They also felt like family to us. There was a peaceful feeling here in their 2 compounds. Friendships deepen when you get to visit the home places of those you love.
Anounou’s neighbor came out to meet us. Look at her beautiful henna hands!