(MNN) — The Gambia is a
tiny West African nation only four-fifths the size of Connecticut.
Roughly 19% of the people are employed in industry, commerce, and
That means that to reach the majority of the population,
medicine, literacy and community development are some of the significant
methods used to reach the hearts of the people for Christ.
To that end, the Association of Baptists for World
team is asking for prayer. They still
need doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners or physician's assistants to serve as
As of the end of May,
roughly half the team will be gone or leaving on furlough. That leaves three women missionaries running
the medical, literacy, and church planting ministries in Ndungu Kebbeh.
Yet, much growth is evidence of their work. A small church plant is growing steadily. Pray
too, for the completion of a Wolof booklet about Abraham. Although the official
language of The Gambia is English, in the interior, local languages predominate.
To be effective, evangelism must be done in the local
language. At Ndungu Kebbeh, this is the Wolof language. The booklet has taken several years to
complete. ABWE hopes to have it
ready to print next month. Click here if you can help in any way.