Engage students with the gospel through ESL
August 8, 2017 to December 8, 2017
4 students needed (2 Males / 2 Females)
(Includes cost of airfare, housing, food, insurance, visa, local transportation. Does not include cost of passport and innoculations)
Is God leading you to use your heart language to reach people who speak a different language? Come teach English in a rural town to students, both young and old, using the Bible as a tool to teach English as well as share Jesus with them. You will have the opportunity to learn some Pulaar, which is the language that many people speak around the town, prayer walk and even story with people that are seeking to know more about the Jesus you are teaching about in English class.
Muslims make up about 93-95% of the population of Senegal, so conservative dress should be observed at all times in public. Women will need to wear long skirts, shirts with sleeves and head wraps. Men need to wear long pants such as jeans or cargo pants. The culture here is very family oriented and centered around relationships, not around time or tasks to be accomplished.
You will live in an small Senegalese style apartment. Breaks will be at the local missionaries home or hotel with internet access and A/C (hotel).
A Malaria prophylaxis must be taken per a doctor's instructions. Yellow Fever inoculations are required. Check the CDC website for any recommendations for travel to Senegal: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/senegal.htm . Bring any prescription or over-the-counter medications. Peanuts are used in many dishes. Walking or bicycling up to 3 miles may be necessary. August to October are hot, humid and rainy (in the 100s). November and December bring cooler temps and nicer evening weather.
Please note that if you have ongoing needs or medication management or counseling related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, or sexual abuse, these resources are generally unavailable and you should consider applying at a later time.
Equipment to Bring:
We will send a specific packing list