Senegal Mission Initiative
Global Ministries began its work in Senegal in 1989. By mid-2006, the mission had grown to fifteen churches with membership between 30 and 100 at each.
On June 17-18, 2006 Bishop Boni presided over the First Annual Meeting of the Mission in Dakar, Senegal. Leaders from the Senegalese government and from Christian denominations conveyed their welcome. Dr. ST Kimbrough and Dr. David Wu, executives of the General Board of Global Ministries, and Dr. Ellis Larsen and the Rev. William Lovell, representatives of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, attended the annual meeting and conveyed good wishes from their respective boards.
November 12-13 in Roscoe, IL
by Andrew J. Schleicher
6/5/09: In a land where 95% of the population is Muslim, The United Methodist Church is growing through good relations with neighbors and partnerships across borders.
- First Annual Meeting of the Mission in Senegal, West Africa; Nine Approved as Candidates for Elder's Orders, GBGM, June 29, 2006
- Mission Initiatives Thrive in Cameroon, Senegal, GBGM, June 24, 2005
- The Senegal Initiative, New World Outlook, September-October 2004
A highlight of the worship service on June 18, 2006 in Dakar was the recognition of nine candidates for ordination, including one woman, and two evangelists.
An Inspirational Vignette
It was through music that Ajuma Pap Gning was introduced to Christianity. Hearing songs about Jesus in a 24-hour outdoor preaching, praying, and singing festival by the local United Methodist church exposed him to God's love - God's love for him.
He was reconciled with his family and found peace in his heart.
In his own words he said, "Right now, I know that God loves me, Pap. I, Pap, can pray directly to God, myself. Jesus is the only hope for peace in the world."
Global Ministries Missionaries