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 US with a wide range pf programs and training to develop musical talent. Reality is very different in Senegal. Artists have virtually no opportunity to get lessons, let alone biblical teaching about music.

That is why we started a Forum for Christian Artists (FIAC) in 2017. After the success of this first year, we are currently preparing the second edition. This is planned from December 6 to December 9, 2018 in Dakar. We expect 200 Christian artists to immerse themselves for three and a half days in Biblical teaching, technical workshops, debates and evening concerts. This video from the event last year gives a strong impression of what is about to happen: [youtuber youtube=’’]

We are currently fundraising for the event and have set up a sponsoring program. We are looking for a sponsor for each artist. Sponsoring can be done individually, but also as a group of friends, as colleagues or as a Bible Study Group. The participants themselves pay a contribution of 10.000 fcfa (€ 15 / $ 18), the total costs per participant for the weekend (including food and lodging for four days) are 68.000 fcfa (€ 103 / $ 122). The sponsorship covers 58.000 fcfa (€ 88 / $ 104) per participant. See my explanation in this video: [youtuber youtube=’’]

Check also this invitation to the sponsorship program by the visionary founder Bernard: [youtuber youtube=’’]

Please consider sponsoring one or more artists for the Forum! Attending the event will have a lasting impact on their lives and ministry.

Contributions can be send through:  type Christian Music in an Muslim Context as project and the support will come to us. PayPall is also possible through

From Europe: CAMA Zending in Driebergen, IBAN NL76 ABNA 0484 6740 48 Ref: “Senegal Project Music FIAC” or via iDeal

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