Back to The Gambia
In 1999, the Awe Star family made our first venture into an African country: The Gambia. This trip laid the foundation for us to move into Uganda, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal, Ethiopia and the Ivory Coast. As we served across Africa, we realized the gospel was not advancing quickly. According to the Joshua Project, there are still fourteen African people groups classified as unreached. Last year, we decided we needed to return to The Gambia, but with a different approach, combining medical and drama ministry. In 2018, we will use that approach once more.
As one of our team members using this new approach, you’ll learn how to run a medical clinic. One moment, you’re on a plane bound for Banjul, and the next, you’re screening patients as they enter the clinic. Your rotated tasks include running a lab, handling urine samples, dispensing prescriptions, giving injections, conducting eye exams and shadowing the doctors and nurses, all while you share the love of Christ. Physical needs draw people to our clinic, but after they hear the good news, they realize they have a deeper spiritual need.
This past summer, one man came to have his eyes checked. As a part of the exam, he received a tract. Later that night, Jesus came to him in a dream, explaining what the man had read. Not understanding what had happened, he returned to the clinic to ask questions. There, he understood his need for a Savior and asked Christ into his heart. As it turned out, this man was the tribe’s witch doctor.
Our partners in The Gambia have asked us to send another team for 2018.
Is God calling you to work in this country of challenges, changes, and opportunities to live all-out for the gospel? We are family, and He may want you to join us in The Gambia. To be considered, you must be an Awe Star alum, submit an application with your $100 deposit, and go through an oral interview with one of our staff.
June 17 - July 14, 2018
Deadline for Application:
*Trip costs subject to change due to air fare, visa or other cost beyond Awe Star's Control.
Students must be 13 years old by the day their trip departs.
To be considered, you must be an Awe Star alum, submit an application with your $100 deposit, and go through an oral interview with one of our staff.
Need more information?
Call 1-800-AWE-STAR or email AweStar@awestar.org