Hangin' Out in Karongue

Hangin' Out in Karongue

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Want to Come to Senegal?

Tired of air conditioning and hot water? Frustrated always understanding everything that is being spoken to you? Bored with the same old culture that you grew up with and have already figured out? Why not come to southern Senegal and spend six months to a year with our family and shake things up in your life!

Okay, all joking aside, we are not actually looking for just anyone to come; we are looking for someone who feels called of God to come and spend 6 months to a year with us helping with home school, home life, and ministry. We are looking for someone who is capable of working with Gayle in the daily home schooling of the children and can essentially just become a part of our life and family during their time with us.

Maybe someone willing to take a semester away from college or someone in a time of transition between jobs. Or someone considering God’s call to cross-cultural ministry who wants a first person experience of life on the mission field. Or maybe someone who finds themselves later in life with a desire to serve. Whatever the case, we are looking for someone who:

*Has a growing relationship with the Lord Jesus
*Is emotionally and physically healthy
*Feels comfortable working with and teaching children *Senses God’s call to come and serve
*Has the heart of a servant and wants to learn
*Is flexible and can adapt

There is much more detail that we could add, but this is a good starting point for you to pray about. If you would like more information please feel free to contact us at allsenegalforchrist@gmail.com and we can start the conversation and see where God leads. Also, feel free to share this with others that you think may be interested in serving us and the people of southern Senegal. But most of all, pray that God would call the right person to come alongside us as we love and serve the Diola people.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Waiting on the Rain

As May comes in we are feeling the daily increases in temperature. And as the temperature increases we are reminded that the rains are on the way and with them come the life giving water that the land desperately needs after over eight months of total dryness.

As we sow the seed of the Gospel among the spiritually dry and parched fields of southern Senegal we are praying for God to send His rain. In Isaiah 55:10-11 God says, “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”

We sow the seed of the Word of God with confidence knowing that when God sends His rain a crop with be produced. In reading Jesus’ parable in Mark 4:26-29 we were recently reminded that the job of the sower is simply to sow. He is in the field, among the dryness and the thorns, with sweat on his brow, and he faithfully sows the seed. And then he waits, sometimes with tears (Psalm 126:5-6), for the crops to come.

Recently, we have seen what appears to be God working in some of the fields where we have been sowing. Please pray as we sow the seed of the Gospel and show the love of the Lord Jesus to these individuals and families who are showing evidence of the Lord's work in their lives. Also, please be in prayer for the villages of Karongue and Birassou Bodiankounda as after months of prayer and relationship building the doors for further ministry are slowly but surely opening more and more.
Above all, pray that God would send His rain to water the seed of the Gospel that we are planting among the Diola of Senegal!