Who is Lauren?
Lauren Opp is currently living in Mali, West Africa home-schooling GPiH staff, Brett and Sheri MacLean’s children. Lauren graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and psychology from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa in May 2015. Lauren works daily with Brett and Sheri’s three school-aged children to teach and mentor them, as well as spending time within the Malian community getting to know the people and culture.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and Lauren has shared with us several images that depict what living in Mali has been like for her. From celebrating birthdays, to dedicating new health centers, to implementing new teaching tools, and even the birth of a baby donkey, life has not been boring for Lauren Opp. Take a look through the scrapbook of intriguing photos and descriptions to get a small glimpse into life in West Africa.
Brett MacLean, In-country physician, speaking at the newest health center.
Haven running with the new baby donkey
The new baby donkey
Haven and her birthday cake
An English worksheet made by hand by Lauren’s friend, Kaitlyn.
All of the MacLean children together for Haven’s birthday
A close-up of the cake Sheri made for Haven’s birthday
A Harry Potter puppet show
Using Oreos to make the moon’s phases
A lettuce tree
Can you find the cat hiding in this photo?