Church Planters among unreached – Senegal
Work in a church planting team among one of several different ethnic groups (Fulakunda, Halpulaar, Maure, Soninke, Wolof). Live with the people, learn their language and begin to understand the local culture.
Be ready to witness and share the good news in a way relevant to a Muslim context. Serve the people using any means, to build relationships: eg healthcare, dentistry, Aids support, education, literacy promotion, computer skills, horticulture, sports, professional training.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Bible training, cross-cultural experience and Islamic studies will be needed. Training in how to learn a language. French language fluency needed, but Arabic would be a bonus.
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Senegal in West Africa owes its name to the Senegal River. The name comes from the Wolof 'Sunuu Gaal', which means 'Our Boat'. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 sq kilometres and has an estimated population of about 15 million. Its economic and political capital is Dakar. The climate is Sahelian, but there is a rainy season.
The vision of WEC in Senegal is to see every people and language group of Senegal knowing, loving and worshipping Jesus.
We believe we will see this happen as we commit to workers sharing the good news of Jesus creatively, sensitively and abundantly amongst the people in urban centres and rural areas, reaching both adults and children.
We want to see groups of disciples emerging and communities of disciples belonging to Jesus formed who understand and obey the great commission.
As well as church planting, another essential ministry in Senegal is BCS, Bourofaye Christian School, for missionaries' children. The school serves Christian workers in many West African countries and provides quality schooling for children aged 8-16.
[source: WEC International website]
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