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Beer Sheba, Sénégal.
Posted by Graig Flach on

    Oasis in the desert! Innovation and hope for Sénégal in agriculture, animal husbandry, economic development… and discipleship for Christians and Muslims alike. What an amazing day we had at Beer Sheba with its fabulous founder, Eric Toumieux.   Lake...

The Federation, Sénégal
Posted by Graig Flach on

This was a highly anticipated day for us, “the return to Lake Grove Land.”  So much could be written here, but you will have to wait for our report March 29. For now, we’ll let photos speak for themselves, with only headline-style reportage!    First stop: Badar...

St. Louis, Sénégal
Posted by Graig Flach on

Na nga def? (“How are you?”). Nun lanu jàmm ci Senegal. (“We are fine in Senegal.”)   Today we find ourselves on an island in the middle of the Senegal River, with just a narrow spit of land separating us from the Atlantic Ocean. We are also within sight...

Thies, Senegal
Posted by Graig Flach on

Greetings from the whole team, all of whom continue to thrive, including our facilitator, Leopold Diouf. (below is his family, after morning worship)   Today was a day of worship and travel. We started the day at the John Huffman School, a Christian school that our church supported in its...

Saturday
Posted by Graig Flach on

Dear Friends of Senegal at Lake Grove,Our days are full and the joy is great. God has used LG’s presence in Senegal over the past 25 years to move many things forward work. We are grateful witnesses of many affirming reports.   SATURDAY was spent with 3 major check-ins; at the...

Arrived Safely
Posted by Graig Flach on

The sound of Muslim prayers awakened me early this morning as we prepare for our first day of service and reconnection in Senegal, nine years after the church’s last visit. We arrived at 9 pm last evening and were welcomed by our old friend Leopold Diouf, who has coordinated our schedule...

Why are we going?
Posted by Graig Flach on

  Why are we going? Lake Grove’s partnership with World Vision in Senegal continued for about 20 years, from 1994 until we rounded it off with a celebration in 2013. We continue to support 2 partners in Senegal (Feluine and Malick Fall and Beer Sheba), but these are offshoots of the...

Senegal GoTeam
Posted by Rose Corazza on

Please keep our Senegal GoTeam in your prayers as they travel to Senegal February 11-22, to visit current and former partnerships in Senegal, encourage them and bring back stories about progress and how God is on the move in Senegal. GoTeam members are Dave and Julie Strong, LuAnn Yocky and...

Books, coffee and new beginnings
Posted by Rose Corazza on

Yesterday was  an encouraging day of learning about their coffee processing and baking sweet rolls with our friends in La Bendición. We dedicated the 45 books that we brought for them in their new children’s center. The sweet children thanked us with a beautiful song about...

Coffee Harvest
Posted by Rose Corazza on

The Agros team arrived safely and have provided a brief update on their first few hours in country.  Since our arrival last night, we have had heavy rainstorms, which is unusual during this time of year, considered the dry season. Due to the higher levels of rainfall, the coffee crop...