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April 17th, 2018 - 7:54 pm § in Church, Africa

“MARANATHA”

“Maranatha”, an exclamation of hope that has been expressed since the early church. It reflects a deep-rooted desire for justice in situations of suffering and injustice. The daily confrontation with injustice makes that many people recognize this desire. It is not just by its title that the new album by Bernard Cissa connects people. Various artists that we have come to know at the FIAC are participating on the album. And there is the first connection with Catholic organizations, they are going to sell the album and give it some huge airplay on the radio.

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April 17th, 2018 - 7:50 pm § in Medical, Africa

International Women’s Day

In Senegalese culture it is hilarious when a man serves a woman. Just imagine the laughs when all the male personnel of the clinic, including the director, served the women bowls with food. March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is a day to bring the rights of women to the attention, but in Sene[...]


April 17th, 2018 - 7:44 pm § in Medical

Triage and saving lives

Right at the entrance of the Keru Yakaar clinic, the triage nurse sees that toddler Modou has signs of dehydration. His mother has taken him because he has had diarrhea for a day and does not want to eat. Modou gets a red card which allows him to skip the line and go directly to […][...]


April 17th, 2018 - 7:41 pm § in Church

Dutch Discipleship: cheap and direct

As I stand by the water and look out over the ocean and the palm trees beach I wonder whether Pastor Pape does not have some hidden Dutch blood. He always has bargains (like the location of this church retreat, literally on the beach, but cheaper than what we would pay in Dakar) and he […][...]


April 17th, 2018 - 7:14 pm § in Medical, Africa

On mission in your own country: visiting colleagues in Northern Senegal

How do you find food for the cattle in the dry season? How do you make a tasty meal from a sheep’s leg? How do people from the Fula nomadic people greet each other? What is it like to be the only Christian living in a village? Why are the Fula so long? Why is […][...]


December 22nd, 2017 - 10:35 pm § in Church, Africa

A musical revolution!

“This wasn’t a forum, this was a revolution!!” says a pastor at the end of the first edition of the International Forum for Christian Artists. The vision that had been penciled in our agenda for a long time but became concrete this summer when we visited the Christian Artists Semin[...]


December 21st, 2017 - 11:15 pm § in Medical

Moving together

The wound care nurse and former soldier Carlos is our sports teacher today. Accompanied by some very loud music, all the muscles are loosened on the beach, this early Saturday morning. A cardiologist, an ophthalmologist, an obstetrician and a nursing assistant are lined up and the usual hierarchy of[...]








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