Beersheba, the conference and yet more monkeys!

The children return on Tuesday ready to start lessons again on Wednesday. In the following week, Y11 and some of Y10 will be starting their mock exams.
It’s been an interesting Christmas break. Some of us went to visit Beersheba last Monday, which is a ministry that works to equip the existing Senegalese churches. The pastors send interns to the project so that they can learn farming techniques and be discipled by the staff. Beersheba also sells its produce and acts as a witness to the surrounding villages. It’s easy to see where the boundary of Beersheba is in dry season (above).
They have a variety of livestock, including a Jersey bull!
There are some interesting plants too. The interns have their own areas of land to work with.
The WEC conference has just come to an end. It was great to hear about all the other work that’s going on in and around Senegal, meet other missionaries and join together for prayer and worship. Several people are leaving this year, so a new leadership team have been appointed (they will take over in a few months).
Some of us went to Bandia yesterday, where we met a lot of playful and quite hungry monkeys!

Give thanks for the conference, the different ministries and all the work they are doing. Please pray for them as they go back to their teams to work with different communities and people groups, translate the Bible into local languages, plant churches, help vulnerable children and support the Senegalese church. Pray especially for the new leadership team.
Please pray for the staff here at BCS as we make final preparations for the new term, and for the children and their families as they travel. Pray especially for Y10/11 as they prepare for their exams and for Joshua, who will be joining Y7 this term.
Please also pray for our internet connection, which has been very temperamental lately!