April Update

8 04 2014

During SSMN’s most recent trip to Senegal, our team was amazed by how many outreach and community building opportunities that were happening in Senegal. One of the team members, Ed Ivaldi, was especially touched by the ministry that Dan, one of the missionaries we sponsor, has started in Senegal.  We wanted to share just a small story about what Ed and Bruce Pelletier are trying to do in our community to build up the community in Saint-Louis, Senegal.


“Before leaving Senegal in January, I had talked with Dan about how he was going to setup the Welding Shop in the new boys school, and what his greatest needs were.  Based on those discussions, God put it on my heart when I got back home,  to reach out to a member of our church (who is a welder) to team with him to see what we could do to seek out donors of welding equipment / supplies.  At this point, we have about 1/2 dozen major companies that are willing to donate supplies and/ or money.  Our hope is that by the end of this month, we will have acquired most of the welding equipment/supplies that Dan needs to support the opening of the Boys School in the fall.  Logistically, we have to get all the equipment to a warehouse in North Carolina by June 1, where it will then be shipped to Senegal.  It been so cool and a blessing to see how these companies have jumped right in, to support something they haven’t even seen.  Still lots of details to cover in the next month or so, but we are well on our way to making the Boys School dream a reality.”


It is truly amazing to hear that our community here in America is coming together to help another community over 3,000 miles away! Thank you everyone for all your support!

Attached is the most recent photo of the completed Boy’s School!Image