April 4th, 2022 - 12:44 § in Africa, Church, Medical

Opening nursing school

Board and students of the nursing school in front of the school building

At the opening speech of the Christian nursing school, Pastor Aliou almost broke down in tears, “We have prayed a lot for Christians to have a place in society in Senegal and now I see it happening before my very eyes.” On Jan. 19, 2022, Senegal’s first Christian nursing and midwifery school opened! It is an initiative of the UCMPS association for Christians in Healthcare and its vision is to increase Christian witness in the medical field. Young people are trained to give good quality holistic care from a Christian worldview.

The school is called IISI (Institut International pour la Sante; Integral, in English: International Institute for Holistic Health care). There are 16 students in this first year and the school has room for 25 students for each of the three years of study. The curriculum is largely government determined and experienced teachers from other schools are used. On top of this, a number of modules related to the Christian worldview such as holistic care, community health, and palliative care are taught. Internships are done in the Christian clinics affiliated with our network and entering into international sister school programs is still on the wish list. Tabitha will still be involved in coaching this initiative and may teach some classes.

April 2nd, 2022 - 17:38 § in Africa, Medical

Mercy Ships in Senegal

It has not gone unnoticed by many people in the Netherlands: Mercy Ships has a brand-new hospital ship and it is on its way to Senegal! They are coming to finish their work that began upon arrival in Senegal in 2019. Tabitha has been working closely with Mercy Ships in order for their work to [&hell[...]

April 2nd, 2022 - 13:17 § in Africa, Church

A monkey for Jesus

Although his music can be heard on radio and TV all over Senegal, Bernard was recently called a monkey in the comments of an article on a well-known news website. Recently, when a spiritual leader fiercely attacked Christians on a television program, the media was full of reaction. Even the presiden[...]

December 30th, 2021 - 14:59 § in Africa, Church

Concert tour with Hanne de Vries, an impression

In 2019 the Yeesu Rekk vision was born: concerts that have only one goal: to make known and exalt the name of Jesus. The first concert was in Dakar, the desire arose to give a Yeesu Rekk concert in each of the 14 provinces of Senegal. After a forced corona break, a second concert followed […][...]

December 30th, 2021 - 14:55 § in Africa, Church

Airtime for Jesus: Do You Have a Connection?

A milestone? A miracle? A breakthrough? It is difficult to say what the impact will be of the developments of our TV station Yaakar TV. After months of working on permits, renovations, programming, etc., the channel is now on the air. Officially we are still in the test phase, but an important provi[...]

December 30th, 2021 - 14:49 § in Medical

Association for Christians in Healthcare has its papers!

Last month we celebrated a milestone for the medical mission in Senegal: the National Association for Christians in Care is now officially registered! This process took 2 years and was delayed by the corona virus and because the authorities had many questions about this initiative. The UCMPS vision [...]

July 14th, 2021 - 11:54 § in Church

Introducing our artists

A dazzling concert was held last week in a stadium in a small town in the middle of Senegal. For the first time since COVID-19 restrictions forced us to cancel all our activities, it was possible to organize a large open-air concert again last week! This was the first in our Yeesu Rekk tour, and [&h[...]

Familie Kieviet in Senegal