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July 14th, 2021 - 11:54 am § in Church

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 we hope to visit all 14 regions of Senegal! And the estimated 3.000 visitors were a great encouragement!

Since he is known from national TV, one would think that Cissa is the artist that the concert is all about. But the 8 guest musicians reflect the national impact of this music ministry that Jan supports with the vision: high-quality Senegalese music with a relevant message. They each have their own style and come from different parts of the country. We would like to introduce you to some of these artists. Read more…


July 12th, 2021 - 2:15 pm § in Medical

Demba can walk again!

Demba, an 11-year-old boy is happy that he can walk again! A few months ago, he was very ill and thought his leg needed to be amputated. Now he walks into the clinic in Northern Senegal without crutches. After an operation in a hospital within our network, he was able to rehabilitate with us and [&h[...]


March 24th, 2021 - 11:07 am § in Medical

Grief and insecurity

About a year ago a good friend and fellow doctor warned us, and unfortunately, over the past months, we experienced what he warned us for: we and the church in Senegal are suffering the loss of a number of loved ones due to COVID-19. In the past month, three important church leaders have passed away[...]


December 24th, 2020 - 6:59 pm § in Kerk

Children’s songs in dozens of schools

Corrie ten Boom once said: “When the Lord closes a door, he opens a window.” It is clear that many doors were closed for the music ministry in 2020: live music was prohibited for months; our study was out of work. Traveling was prohibited; so the guesthouse remained empty. But “on [...]


December 24th, 2020 - 4:03 pm § in Medical

Maternity ward opens in Galle Kisal

A car approaches the clinic at high speeds and breaks at the last second. A woman yells and makes wide arm gestures. A baby, apparently born on the way, is wrapped in some cloths in the back of the pick-up. The placenta still attached to the umbilical cord. The woman tells us that the baby […[...]


December 24th, 2020 - 12:25 pm § in Medical

Conference for doctors and nurses in 7 regions

Doctors and nurses in Senegal are, just like anywhere in the world, tired of the Corona crisis and the uncertainty and stress. How can you continually show compassion in the midst of this difficult time? “Compassion in Action” was the theme of the annual conference, which this time was held dece[...]


October 16th, 2020 - 3:02 pm § in Kerk

A Church in the Studio…

“Since I started reading the Bible again, my inner life changed so deeply”, replies Ndongo* when I ask him at the end of 4 months of intensive discipleship if he wants to meet again in two weeks. Large gatherings and open-air concerts are still prohibited, and there is little clientele in the st[...]








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