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In the Beginning… Well, Not That Beginning

In 2007, God placed the people of Senegal on my heart. I was not sure why and at the time I did not even know where Senegal was on the continent of Africa. If I was unable to point out Senegal on a map, it was pretty obvious that I knew nothing about the country and its people. The only thing I definitely knew was that I was supposed to serve in Senegal.

That same year in Senegal, Forest Hill sent two church representatives to meet with the chief and elders of a village called Ndjemane. During their meeting, one of the three things Ndjemane asked from our church was for Forest Hill to pray about the medical care needs for their people.

A request from a remote, mostly-Muslim village in a little-known country in Africa transformed into prayers from faithful Christians to the Lord God. Those prayers were heard and received a response from God. Even though Ndjemane would not see a medical clinic for another three years, God was already preparing the members’ hearts (including mine) and was beginning to establish the medical team.

In 2010, the medical-care request and prayers came to fruition when Forest Hill sent a medical mission team into Ndjemane. That was also the trip that I was finally able to participate with. God’s plan had been laid out in perfect timing and was now in motion.

A Little Help Goes A Long Way
I am leaving for Senegal in February, 2012 to be a part of a medical team that is providing medical care to the people of Ndjemane and other adjacent villages. Please be a part of my trip and help. There are a three main ways you can help:

  1. Pray for the medical team and me. As we just read, God answers prayers and I believe he will answer our prayers about this team.
  2. Share these stories. I pray that as I tell stories to raise funds for the medical clinic that people will also hear the Good News about the love that God has for a small village in Africa and how He also loves each one of us. It is a powerful and showering love that every person should have the opportunity to hear.
  3. Most important to me is prayer and sharing these stories. However, if you would like to donate money to assist me with serving in Senegal. Check out the sidebar to the right to see how much I still need so I can cover all of my expenses in Senegal. (Here is the link to PayPal to donate to my trip.)

However you participate, thank you for being a part of the February 2012 Medical Team!

Comments (1)

  1. It has been exciting to watch what God has accomplished in Senegal and to hear your stories about prayers answered and lives touched. Their stories have been an inspiration to live my life as simply as possible, always remembering what is truly important. I’m so glad you have been able to be involved in what God is doing in Senegal.