Senegal, a country of 10 million people, is one of the C&MA’s newest fields, where evangelical Christians number about one tenth of a percent of the population. Our Senegal church-planting team entered in 2006 and began working side-by-side with our sister African churches and Alliance World Fellowship regional leaders.
Since then, our workers have been reaching out to professionals by conducting business seminars, and God has opened the door to show the JESUS film in rural villages that were previously untouched by the gospel. In addition, two Alliance couples began studying the Wolof language in order to reach a people group with only 115 believers among 4.5 million people.
Our workers also have provided medical check-ups, warm clothing, and hot meals to nearly 30 boys who live in a one-room school house with their teacher. Thousands of these children, called tin can boys, roam the streets of Senegal. Relinquished by parents who can’t afford to feed them, the youngsters are given to local religious leaders, who require them to beg for their daily bread and enough money to meet a specified quota. Prior to the kindness of our workers, the boys were warned not to visit the Christians. Now their teacher is open to hear more from these compassionate Jesus followers.
No organized C&MA national church
- Establish a church-planting team to minister among the Wolof, the largest and most powerful Unreached People Group in Senegal. Pray that our workers will gain a good grasp of the Wolof language and culture.
- Recruit a church-planting team to minister among the Fulani.
- Evangelize and disciple key professional people and university students in Dakar.
- Initiate a cell-group, church-planting movement in Senegal.
- Minister to and care for missionary kids living in C&MA dorms and attending Dakar Academy.
- Build churches in Senegal through the involvement of our missionary kids at Dakar Academy.
- Using the gifts and talents of missionary kids, evangelize towns and villages throughout Senegal.
International Workers in Senegal
St. Louis Team
Dakar Academy Staff
Africa Regional Office Staff
The Alliance at Work in Senegal
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- Infant mortality rate—55.5/1,000
- Life expectancy—56.8
- Capital City
- Dakar (2,476,400) pop.
- Slightly smaller than South Dakota, Senegal (75,749 sq. mi.) is mainly a low-lying country with a semi-desert area in the north/northeast and forests in the southwest.
- French (official)
- European, Lebanese—1%
- Per capita income—$1,700
- Literacy rate—40% (2003 est.)
- Government/Political Climate
- Multiparty democratic republi. Senegal gained independence from France in 1960 and joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982. The two countries were never integrated, and the union dissolved in 1989. Despite peace talks, a southern separatist group has clashed with government forces since 1982.
- Christian (mostly Roman Catholic)—5%
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