This was the first of three mission trips I hosted from Nashville, 2 from LifeWay and one from First Baptist Church Nashville. All three were well-received in The Gambia and the teams all learned a lot and accomplished quite a bit.
LifeWay was disappointed they did not have more converts, but this is not Kenya! Rather a Muslim nation where even one convert is a really big deal! This team mainly did “storying” with the story cloths we used in Kenya, telling the story of the Bible in total in just a few minutes and then explaining salvation. It was effective even without a lot of decisions. We would focus on one town with storying in one house in each neighborhood, leaving the cloth for them to repeat the familiar Bible stories.
For now I am just going to do slideshows for each of these mission trips and may add more information later.
Slideshow – LifeWay Gambia 2001