Personal ministry funds
There was an average of 45 new cases of COVID-19 per day this last week in Senegal. To date, there have been 14,193 confirmed cases with 293 deaths. 3,549 are in quarantine or treatment of which 30 are serious cases in intensive care units. The remaining confirmed cases have been released. Thies is reporting 605 confirmed cases. (From sante.gouv.sn/Actualites, 4:00 PM GMT, 11 September 2020)
Hôpital Barthimée, a small Christian hospital provides quality health care in the midst of a 95% Muslim city of nearly 500,000 plus hundreds of surrounding villages.
Dr. Phiri, Chief of Staff, says they don't have the funds to purchase needed supplies or hire needed staff. Protective wear, oxygen, and simple ventilators are still available in Senegal, but the supply will soon be exhausted. They need three additional nurses per eight-hour shift (nurses earn about $17/day).
Let's raise at least $20,000 to help Hôpital Barthimée weather this crisis over the coming weeks and months and to love and care for people in the name of Jesus.
We’re asking God
for 5% of the Wolof and Peul people
to become disciples of Jesus
gathered into multiplying Kingdom Communities
in our generation.
This project helps us get the SenSahel Initiative off the ground. Your gift can help us:
- Form a consortium of churches to pray and fast for the Wolof and Peul people.
- Recruit volunteers and missionaries to join us in the work.
- Initiate projects to help us engage with people and invite them to discover God and His Work through discovery bible studies around the country.
Building Tomorrow Today Scholarships
Amount needed: $ 1623.00
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.
National Ministry Partner Support
Amount needed: $ 3000.00
Need by: April 30, 2020
Project #: 662999
Working with the few national Christians in this unreached M*sl*m people group in West Africa is essential. Former M*sl*m national believers provide Converge missionaries invaluable insight into the culture, language, and religious practices of their own people. They model what an authentic Christian looks like in that people group and culture. As Converge missionaries and national Christians work together we display the multiethnic dimension of the body of Christ.
This fund provides support for mature national Christian missionaries who work with Converge missionaries. A culturally appropriate salary (approximately $450/month) is provided as well as funds to pay government expenses (e.g. taxes) and ministry and training expenses.
The Oral Gospel for Oral Learners
Amount needed: $ 2500.00
Need by: April 30, 2020
Project #: 662997
Most rural people in this M*sl*m people group in West Africa are functionally illiterate. A few may be able to read or write their name and a few words but cannot read a page of narrative from the Bible.
This project funds the development and distribution of resources to reach this segment of the population:
- Chronological Bible stories and books of the Bible are recorded on small, battery-powered mp3 players that recharge via a small solar panel on the back. These $25 players are purchased and given to M*sl*m friends with “ears to hear.”
- A series of 100 chronological Bible stories produced as 15-minute radio programs are broadcast on local radio reaching 125 villages and a town of 12,000 people. This fund pays for broadcasting the program five times a week.