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October 28th, 2018 - 8:49 am § in Church, Africa

Music changes lives

During our stay in Holland over summer we enjoyed the music and singing in our own language, and Dutch cultural music. Music touches our hearts and the texts change our thinking. There are obvious reasons why singing has an important place in the church service. We are blessed in the Europe and the [...]

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[...]

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 - 7:14 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 - 10:31 pm § in Africa

Good news in prison

In partnership with ICF Dakar, we organize concerts every year in several prisons in Dakar. The authorisation needed for these events comes from the highest level at the ministry, and it is never a done deal that we get the permission. This year we went to two women’s prisons and a juvenile pr[...]

July 10th, 2017 - 10:08 pm § in Africa

Bernard: Bigger stage, same focus

This year was the year of international recognition of Bernards music. After a warm welcome in Côte d’Ivoire in December, a concert in Gambia followed and a nomination for best gospel artist at the French Angels Music Awards. Bernard is currently preparing to come to Europe for a visit to the[...]

December 31st, 2016 - 12:06 am § in Church, Africa

New video for a warm Christmas

“I like to listen to your music, even though I am Muslim.” It is a reaction of a teenager on Facebook and it shows once again that the music of Bernard reaches a very wide audience. And after weeks of planning, script writing, casting, construction a decor, finding locations, fundraisin[...]

December 30th, 2016 - 9:28 pm § in Africa

An orange ribbon for the pediatric ward

“And then I call it … the Orange Room”, with these words the Dutch ambassador cuts the orange ribbon and opens the new building for the pediatric ward. What started four years ago just once a week, has now become an important pillar of care in the clinic. Thanks to the Dutch Embass[...]

October 31st, 2016 - 12:08 pm § in Africa

A businessman as development worker

“Blessed is the day we met for the first time!” One would not expect that these words are spoken at the end of a seminar on finance. This participant is impressed with the program and he is sure it is going to help his company to the next stage. “Supporting the middle class is an […][...]





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