Prayer Key to Dakar Academy Outreach Success

By Evan and Jewel Evans, staff at Dakar Academy—a boarding and day-school program (K-12) largely for the children of international workers

During our recent Dakar Academy outreach (January 20–22), we were able to share the gospel with some 3,500 people through drama, vacation Bible school (VBS), and evening evangelism campaigns.

“Rejoice with Us!”

Evening meetings were held in six villages, two of which heard the gospel for the very first time. Rejoice with us that over the course of the weekend about 100 people indicated that they wanted to accept Christ as their Savior!

In one of the two villages that had never heard the good news, the village chief not only gave permission to hold the evangelism campaign, he sent someone around the village to announce the event.

The chief also said that he would welcome a church in his village. Maybe this is where we will hold a future outreach!

Weekend Outreach Activities:

  • Evangelistic drama presented in 14 villages
  • VBS conducted in 11 villages
  • One church painted; another roofed
  • 150 meters of wall foundation dug
  • 400 bricks hand-made
  • 250 patients treated for health issues
  • One church mural painted
  • Well digging begun
  • Four tons of sand moved
  • 960 meals served

YOU Prayed, HE Answered

Thank you for praying for safety—146 of us traveled in 15 vehicles more than 4,350 miles that weekend!

We had four flat tires, two buses broke down because of wheel bearing issues, and one van had to limp back to Dakar because of engine problems. However, we are happy to report that we were kept safe—thanks to your prayers. We are so very grateful!

What You Can Do

Praise God for the successful outreach! Pray for the new believers to grow strong in their faith and for Alliance workers the world over.

Donate to the Great Commission Fund—partner with workers like Evan and Jewel to share the Light of Christ with many who have never had opportunity to hear the good news!

Read the Evanses’ update about the 2011 Thanksgiving weekend outreach.


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