Personal ministry funds
Help us train and coach vocational students in Disciple Making principles and practices so they can start Discovery Bible Studies in the communities wherever they find employment.
Young adults in Senegal often struggle to afford the schooling or technical training required to qualify for better paying jobs. Christian teachers, particularly, are in a position to be role models and have a positive influence on Muslim students and their parents. This project currently provides scholarships for young adults who desire to become preschool and primary school teachers. The scholarship pays for a one-year teacher training program that certifies participants to teach in Senegal’s public and private preK-6 grade schools. We also want to prepare these new teachers to lead Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) with their colleagues and others in the communities where they teach. So, in addition to their vocational training, they receive training in Disciple Making Movement (DMM) principles and practices. Full scholarships of $1500 for the one-year program are wonderful, but contributions of any amount help us send certified Christian teachers to schools throughout Senegal. Our goal is to equip ten (10) newly certified Christian teachers each year.
Christian Hospital Outreach
Amount needed: $ 20,000
Need by: April 30, 2022
Project #: 662995
Hôpital Barthimée is a small Christian hospital providing quality health care in a low-income Muslim community. Competent health care offered with Christian love demonstrates to Muslims the grace and mercy of Jesus. At Barthimée, Muslims encounter Christian doctors and hospital staff. Chaplains pray with patients and comfort them with Scripture, while always on the lookout for Muslims open to hearing more of the Bible and more about Jesus. The Christian Hospital Outreach Project finances a Christian chaplain at Hôpital Barthimée, supports a fund for the poorest patients who cannot pay for their health care, and buys much needed equipment to diagnose and treat patients.
Help us comfort patients with prayer and encouragement from the Scriptures while seeking Muslims with a soft heart toward Jesus and an interest in the Bible.
Metro SenWest Initiative
Amount needed: $ 5,000
Need by: April 30, 2022
Project #: 663999
The Metro SenWest Initiative is all about making disciple makers who make more disciple makers through a variety of access ministries. Join the global workers in the Metro SenWest Initiative as they work together to catalyze a disciple making movement in Sénégal.
Each of Senegal’s many ethnic groups cherish their unique language and cultural traditions. Yet, nearly all of Senegal’s 16 million people (95%) bow toward Mecca and honor Muhammad as their prophet. Approximately 5% are Catholic. The Wolof and Peul, the two largest ethnic groups, are proud of their long-held Islamic traditions and are content and complacent as Muslims. Sixty years of outreach efforts have produced fewer than 500 Christians among 10 million Wolof and Peul living today. Yet, Jesus called us to make disciples among every people group—even resistant ones. Jesus himself loved a proud and resistant people. Millions in Senegal have yet to hear clear and consistent Gospel messages in their mother tongue. The ministry efforts of the Metro SenWest Initiative are focused on a large geographic triangle from the capital city of Dakar to two rapidly growing population centers to the east. Many large development projects within this triangle are drawing people from all over Senegal searching for employment and a new urban life. We faithfully proclaim God’s message of salvation through a variety of strategies and venues. Muslims with “ears to hear” will rejoice in God’s redeeming love and come to faith in Jesus. The Vision of the Metro SenWest Initiative: We are asking God for 5% of Senegal’s urban triangle to become reproducing disciples of Jesus with emphasis on the unreached Wolof and Peul.
Building Tomorrow Today Scholarships
Amount needed: $ 1,623
Need by: June 30, 2020
Project #: 664005
Young national Christians are the future of the church and the best hope for reaching this 99.9% M*sl*m people group with the Good News. Yet, their inability to read and write well is a significant liability. But public schools here are plagued with frequent teacher strikes, poor facilities, and large class sizes.
A great alternative is small, inexpensive private schools that already exist. The education is significantly better than in Senegal’s public schools, yet most parents simply cannot afford better schooling for their children. Many families spend 90% of their meager income on rent, food, and clothing, leaving little for medical needs and school expenses.
We are partnering with a national church to provide scholarships for the children of low-income Christians. At a very reasonable cost, we can help the small national church in this mostly Muslim country grow in intellectual, economic, and ministry capacity. The Church of Jesus Christ will be stronger tomorrow because of our investment in them today.
Please join our Building Tomorrow Today scholarship program. Scholarships cover school fees, basic supplies, and a school uniform.
We currently have two students in need of a sponsor. To sponsor a specific child, please contact us at BTTF@gmail.com.
Few West African Muslims know what the Bible teaches. Many believe the Bible has been changed or corrupted and Muslims should avoid the Bible because it might lead them astray or deceive them. There are few evangelical Christians in this country where 95% of the population is Muslim and almost 5% are Roman Catholic. Among the most cost-effective ways to reach Senegal’s 16 million people are radio broadcasts and social media ads. Millions of villagers do not have electricity or televisions, but every adult listens to a small battery-powered radio. Christian radio programs in local African languages reach a large and widespread audience. Many new Christian radio programs need to be written and shaped. Native speakers will then be employed to record the programs for radio broadcasts. Then airtime must be purchased in cities around the country for long-term broadcasting. Young people in Africa are drawn to the internet and social media sites like Facebook. Focused ads need developing to connect interested Muslims with a clear and appealing website where they can learn more about the Bible and Jesus. At the appropriate time they can connect online with a Christian from their language and cultural background.
Help us develop and promote Christian radio programs and compelling social media in local languages to cast a wide gospel net to reach a diverse array of people.