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June 12th, 2019 - 11:15 am § in Medical, Church

Malnutrition in the slums

Alioune* sweeps the floor of the Koranic school, the room that we use for the church’s malnutrition program in this slum area in Dakar. The beautiful coastline in the distance stands out against the sea of ​​corrugated iron with wooden huts. The sun-drying fish attracts a huge pest of flie[...]

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 [...]

October 28th, 2018 - 8:08 am § in Church

Protection and Proclamation

“…. But then I heard Mamadou call me to look for his bag, and then I knew he was still alive!” It is the rather funny ending of a dramatic experience. Two of the evangelists, that had travelled some hundred miles from up country were in a serious bus accident. The bus had to deviate […][...]

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 - 7:41 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 […][...]

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 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 - 8:56 pm § in Medical, Church

Christian Medical Care: a national network

“A Christian hospital does not exist”, states the medical director of the only  Protestant Mission hospital in Senegal. Confusion arises in the room of this first national conference for Christians working in healthcare.” The over 60 participants wonder how they can make a difference and a si[...]

August 13th, 2016 - 8:11 am § in Church, Africa

Dance moves and other musical movements

“I’m sure you would have shed a tear of joy if you would have been present” Cissa writes in an email last week about the meeting with pastors and other leaders in Thiès last week. On June 26th we organized a big gospel concert and on this evaluation it becomes clear that the peopl[...]

April 24th, 2016 - 11:21 am § in Church

Out of key

Passionately the newly formed band “Shalom” plays their first performance. It is the final concert after a full weekend music workshop by Cissa and friends for youth from different churches in the Casamance. People begged him the whole weekend to do a big solo performance. But even thoug[...]





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