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. We faithfully proclaim God’s message of salvation
through a variety of strategies and venues. We pray Muslims with “ears to hear” will rejoice in God’s redeeming love and come to faith in Jesus.
In the western most part of Africa, Senegal ’s urban triangle with a population of 6 million people, is growing. It's known for its dry, arid, infertile climate and geography. Many large development projects within this triangle are drawing people from all over Senegal searching for employment and a new urban life.
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. Millions in Senegal have yet to hear clear and consistent gospel messages in their mother tongue.