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University / Hostel Ministry

Senegal is 95% Muslim and at most .1% Evangelical Christian. WorldVenture is related to some 27 churches primarily among the Serere People. Believers from these churches and others come to university in Dakar.

Your opportunity to come alongside young Christians at the university could have a huge impact: • Ground them in their faith (1/2 of the young people coming from our churches lose their faith when they come to Dakar)
• Encourage them in their professional training (We need professional people in our churches)
• Train / Encourage evangelism (We have been told that Senegalese are the best at reaching Senegalese for Christ, but they need someone to come alongside them to encourage and motivate them.)

Self-starter yet willing to work on a team. Spiritually mature. Able to graciously teach and be taught. University grad. Good interpersonal skills. Passionate about God’s Word. Daily devotional life and consistent Christian life. Able and willing to learn languages. Willing to work among a people who have historically been resistant to the gospel.
Know or learn French and some Wolof on longer stays, maybe a bit of Serere. Learn culture. There are existing student ministries and a couple of Christian student hostels. Some teach English to university students. Possibly participate with existing ministries at first and discover how you could fit in or add to them. Possibly set up a student hostel. Encourage motivated students towards their professional goals. Life on life share Christ with students. Demonstrate and encourage evangelism and discipleship. Participate in team life especially prayer, but also help with our facilitating functions in areas of expertise or need.
Live in Dakar, a big crowded city, lots of traffic, lots of amenities and good Christian school for children using American curriculum. Apartment or houses for rent. July through October hot and humid. Pleasant December through May.
Join a healthy, well-functioning team of missionaries who are growing in their faith and enjoy being together and praying together. God is definitely at work in Senegal in the lives of Senegalese and missionaries. At least two other church groups have university student hostels, but they don’t begin to cover the Christian students coming. Our related churches are begging us to help provide for additional Christian students to ground them in their faith and help keep them in the church. Our team’s top priorities include: Foster sustainable, healthy, reproducing churches among Wolof, develop professional and vocational people, and Make Disciples of Jesus Christ. We regularly pray for the growth of the church. You could be an answer to our prayers. Come join us.
Senegal, Africa