Gambia is a small country in West Africa, which is surrounded by Senegal. Although most people are Muslim, they have religious freedom. WEC has been engaged in various social projects in Gambia since 1965 but nowadays is primarily involved in ones regarding the education system, translation of the Bible and literature. As a result, WEC also works in close partnership with the local church (ECG).
Project: Smartphones and Social Media are widely spread in our country – even though many people are still not able to read or write. It’s a great platform to make our God known to the people in Gambia. We’d like to expand our media ministry, using tools like Smartphones, Facebook, Videoclips, Micro SD cards, Lightstream Pocket etc. to share the Gospel in Gambia.
Spread evangelistic material (audio or audio visual) on micro SD- cards, Facebook etc. and make it available for people so they may hear the Good News.
Help us as a team and the church to grow in this area, by making better use of media.
Help our team-members with solving various IT problems.
Activities outside of the project: Due to the very young population, there are multiple opportunities for children and youth work. You can either participate in existing work or start your own program. The local church has a mission team, which you can support in many different ways.
Leisure activities: Because Fajara is close to the sea, free time is presumably spend mostly at the beach! But travelling in-land is also possible, with overnight stays in travel lodges, for example.
Team: We are around 30 WEC members, who all work closely with the local church.
Churches: The ECG (Evangelical church of Gambia), which was founded by WEC. The majority of churches are found along the coast and offer various programs.
Challenges: In Africa, things do not always go as planned – or aren’t planned at all. You will need to learn to be flexible and spontaneous, and willing to help with things, you didn’t expect to do. The climate is very humid and hot in the rainy season (July – October).
Special benefits:Gambians are extremely welcoming and hospitable people, with whom you can quickly feel at home (if you adapt to and respect their culture and dress code!). Also, Fajara lies directly by the sea and offers wonderful beaches to relax and unwind. Through the media ministry you can directly connect with the local people as well as get to know and love the local churches and Christians. Through the IT support you can be of great help to the missionaries.
- Good knowledge of media and IT
- Good English skills
- Flexibility and responsibility with your tasks
More info: www.wecgambia.com