Senegal Team Returns

17 04 2011

The Senegal team returned home on Tuesday after a very successful and rewarding mission.  This trip was as much about encouraging and building relationships with the people who are doing the daily work in the Pikine neighborhood as it was about accomplishing projects.   Some of the team taught English to the teens of the community while another contingent worked hard building the vocational school despite physically demanding conditions.  In fact, on the last work day the thermometer topped out at 130 degrees!  -but it was a dry heat, Ha!   The medical team evaluated and treated nearly 200 patients and had the opportunity to teach in the local hospital.  The women in our group led a powerful woman’s retreat for Senegalese Christians in the region. There were many stories of personal breakthroughs and spiritual growth that came out of this event.  One of the highlights of the trip for the team was separating into small groups and spending time in the homes of families in the Yoonu Njup church.  It was a special opportunity for us to hear stories of their own faith journeys and to share a little of our lives with them.

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17 04 2011
Katherine Forbes-Smith

Great job! I can’t wait to hear more about the trip and what experiences you all had while being there. I’m looking forward to seeing Feluine at the event at SSCC on May 5th. I know it will be an inspiring night.

Your faithful service to the Senegalese people and to God will have great rewards. Way to go!

18 04 2011
Diane Read

Welcome home, John. Nice to have a chance at work to hear al little about your journey. God Bless you and your Team !

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