On our trip to Mar*di this month, we met many women that have left an impression on my heart. The role of a woman in this culture is one I haven’t come to grips with yet, and do not know enough about to make any conclusions. But I can say that they are absolutely lovely, with a special style and grace all their own. Of course, with my language handicap, it is difficult to truly know these ladies, but not difficult to love them instantly. I think you’ll agree. Here are some photos of the women I’ve encountered in Niger … pray for them, if you like, or simply celebrate the beauty you see!