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Current Priorities

We are team leaders for the Canadian team of international workers in Senegal. Our teammates are involved in International Church Ministries as well as missionary children’s education. We are overseeing an apprenticeship program with a young couple. We also continue to be involved with ministry to the Fulani of Senegal and are helping with a Christian medical clinic and their outreach programs and partnering with others to develop a discipleship training center for Fula believers.

Least-Reached People Group

Wolof and Fulani


We want to bring access to Jesus to the least-reached of Senegal by helping to mobilize a reproducing church-planting movement among the Fulani and Wolof.


Gary made a commitment to Christ at a young age in Sunday School. But it was during his early teen years while reading Romans 2:4 that he realized God’s patience and love for him and he recommitted his life to Christ. His call to missions was confirmed during his short-term missions trips.

Sharon grew up in Africa and had many opportunities to see her parents make a difference in the lives of the people in Gabon. At a young age, she realized that she needed to make a personal decision to follow Jesus.

After serving for 24 years in the countries of Gabon and The Republic of Congo, Gary and Sharon felt that God was calling them to consider a new calling to bring access to Jesus among least-reached people in West Africa. In 2016 they moved to Dakar, Senegal, and began exploring ministry opportunities among Sahel people who were still largely untouched by the Gospel.


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Prayer Requests

Pray that the few believers among the Wolof and Fulani will boldly and courageously live out their faith and that many will come to Christ as a result.

Pray that God would raise up and empower Godly leaders among the Wolof and Fulani for new churches and fellowships of believers.

Pray for unity among the believers and the international workers who have been called to Senegal.

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