300 Senegalese Come to Christ during Weekend Outreach

handsTwelve ministry teams, comprised of 95 Dakar Academy students and 38 adults, traveled to Senegal’s Tataguine region Feb. 26-28. Dr. David Hayward and his wife, Barbara, accompanied the Dakar Academy group to oversee the dental ministry team. The following adapted excerpt from Dakar Academy staff workers, Evan and Jewel Evans, recounts the weekend’s highlights.

We have never felt the effects of prayer support as strongly as we felt them this weekend! Never has an outreach weekend run so smoothly with so few logistical difficulties. Each ministry/work team accomplished its task, and the response to the gospel was the greatest we’ve ever seen!

100-Degree Days

A strong sense of unity prevailed within the Dakar Academy community and among our Senegalese brothers and sisters. Students eagerly worked in the hot sun during 100-degree days and ministered in evangelism campaigns that lasted until midnight. Many Senegalese commented on how impressed they were by the students’ desire to serve and spoke highly of their compassionate hearts.

Top 10 Outreach Highlights

  • dentalMore than 2,000 people heard the good news
  • 300 prayed for salvation
  • 440 received medical treatment
  • 65 patients had 92 teeth pulled, collectively
  • Ten villages were ministered to by our drama team
  • Our VBS team preached the gospel to more than 500 childrenĀ 
  • One church was roofed
  • A foundation was dug and cement poured for one church
  • A church mural was painted
  • 18 church benches were built, and 490 bricks were handmade

We praise God for His protection-in light of all the projects that took place as well as our convoy of 15 vehicles that travelled more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100-plus miles). After such an exhausting weekend, would you believe that all 95 high school students showed up for school on Monday? What awesome kids!

Please pray for everyone who heard the gospel message this weekend and for the Senegalese believers who live in Tataguine to continue in effective ministry.

Learn More

Check out our work in Senegal.

Read “A Mosaic Mended” to learn about historic “Bridge Senegal 2009,” in the February 2010 issue of Alliance Life magazine.

Read about a Dakar Academy outreach that took place last February.


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