An ELCA Lutheran church in New Jersey asked me (Pastor Kristin) if I would share about God's work that is happening here in Senegal with their Vacation Bible School program this summer. These videos of God's Goodness in Senegal are the result. There are five videos total. This is Video Part 4: Live into the discomfort, and Trust in God.
The YAGM Senegal program has now been in existance for three years! Three different groups of YAGM have entered into accompaniment with our Senegalese companions: Senegalese Lutheran Development Services (SLDS) and the Lutheran Church of Senegal (ELS).
The YAGM year is not an easy one, hence the unofficial tagline of the YAGM Senegal year has become, "live into the discomfort."
At the same time, we hope and pray that, with the help of our companions, the young adults who endeavor to live for a year in another culture and in a new community will be shaped and formed in ways that will support them in becoming spirit-filled, justice-seeking, truth-speaking leaders when they return to the United States and their faith communities.
Here is a look at some of the YAGM Senegal experiences over the past three years.
Music by Choral Mbop ne Roog, the Lutheran Church of Senegal Dakar Parish Choir.