Partners International is working together with Inter-Senegal Mission, the first church-planting agency in Senegal, to spread the Gospel to rural villages, specifically reaching the Wolof and Serer people groups. Villagers are often initially resistant to Christianity, so the ministry works through holistic projects, such as medical ministry and micro-enterprise, to build relationships with the people and gain acceptance and establish churches. The lives of an estimated 50,000 people are touched by the ISM ministry each year.

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Partners International is working together with Inter-Senegal Mission, the first church-planting agency in Senegal, to spread the Gospel to rural villages, specifically reaching the Wolof and Serer people groups. Villagers are often initially resistant to Christianity, so the ministry works through holistic projects, such as medical ministry and micro-enterprise, to build relationships with the people and gain acceptance and establish churches. The lives of an estimated 50,000 people are touched by the ISM ministry each year.

Senegal is a sub-Saharan country located on the westernmost tip of Africa. As a secular state, it boasts of religious freedom, but the vast majority of the country’s 12.5 million people are Muslim. Far less than one percent consider themselves evangelical Christians, most of whom are concentrated in several large cities.

Some people groups, like the more than three million Wolof, are almost 100-percent Muslim. Having a strong cultural identity, the Wolof fear that putting their faith in Christ will mean they must also leave behind their treasured social and cultural traditions. More openness has been seen among the 1.5 million Serer people, yet the Christian population is still only a small minority.

Senegalese village life is one of hardship. The majority survive through subsistence farming, but in years of drought, crops fail to provide. For this reason, men often seek work in other areas, leaving the women in the village, who are for the most part uneducated, to provide for the family on their own.

Recognizing both the need and opportunity, Inter-Senegal Mission was launched in 1997 with a focus on holistic witness and a creative vision for partnership, service, and community involvement.

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Yvon Francis Bouba-Dalambaye

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Senegal - Barthimee Medical Center

Barthimee Hospital Overcomes Challenges

February 11, 2017

  In 2016, despite the challenges facing the hospital, 22,700 patients have had medical consultations. Add to that, 1,225 boys who have benefited from a general medical checkup and free…

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Gifts-in-Kind

October 23, 2016

Hospital Barthimee received three different containers of medical supplies between July and December 2015. Not only Barthimee, but other Christian ministries benefited from the surplus of medicines. This has helped…

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Medical Health Project

September 23, 2016

Barthimee’s neurosurgeon has been supported the last six months through Partners International funding. Two other technicians have opened radiology and ophthalmology departments, with the same channel of support. The X-ray…

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Leadership Change

September 13, 2016

Taking effect on Sept 7, 2016, there has been a change in the Mission Inter-Senegal Directorship. Brother Frank*, who has directed the ministry for the past 26 months, for personal reasons…

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woman proudly carries her goods to market

Empowering Women

August 23, 2016

During the last half of 2015, 284 women received training in nutrition and 397 malnourished babies received help. This program has helped save more than a dozen children and their…

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Children Removed from the Streets?

August 5, 2016

It has been a recurrent discussion in the country that we need to eradicate the phenomenon of street children in Senegal. Discussions have been involving the Government, NGOs, funders and…

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SEIS Barthimee Medical Center

Outreach to Community

July 23, 2016

Our three-day campaign we call Jericho Project gathered more than 3,000 people. We held it this year in the Southwest Coast of Senegal, with the participation of the Barthimee medical…

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Wolof-Consultation

Wolof Consultation – Update

July 2, 2016

Babacar N.: “This is my 7th consultation. There is progress in the production of new materials. We are growing in knowing each other as workers. We learn about each one’s challenges,…

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ARWA

ISM Update

June 23, 2016

After two difficult years in a leadership transitioning period, we praise God that ISM is going forward strongly once again. Our annual retreat allowed our staff and to finalize our…

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Jericho Project and Women’s Ministry (Inter-Senegal Mission)

November 23, 2015

Greetings in the name of our Lord! We are thanking God for the peace, the stability and the tranquility throughout our country. This year’s rainy season has also been very…

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Partners International is working together with Inter-Senegal Mission, the first church-planting agency in Senegal, to spread the Gospel to rural villages, specifically reaching the Wolof and Serer people groups. Villagers are often initially resistant to Christianity, so the ministry works through holistic projects, such as medical ministry and micro-enterprise, to build relationships with the people and gain acceptance and establish churches. The lives of an estimated 50,000 people are touched by the ISM ministry each year.

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