West Africa

‘Rooted in prayer and with a pioneer spirit, we exist to reach the peoples of the Sahel who are the least touched by the gospel.’

Our teams in West Africa work in four different countries. Their work spans many people groups and languages, takes place in rural and urban settings, and ranges from education as mission to business as mission to evangelism and church planting.

The nations in this region are hot cultures, meaning relationships are incredibly important, people are always more important than systems, and goals are achieved through relationships. If someone is joining this team from a western culture, they will be confronted with a huge difference in systems, their definition of efficiency will not be the norm.

Current ministries include sewing and handcraft outreach to women, running a Christian elementary school, outreach to prisoners and beggar children, evangelism to villages using the Jesus Film,  partnership with a network of African churches and evangelists, and a cheese making business. Villages that previously have had no churches now have disciples and indigenous churches are reaching out from cities to more isolated areas. Muslim families are meeting Christians for the first time through educational opportunities. Women are being reached through sewing groups and hairdressing. The teams here are doing exciting work and are looking for serious, long-term workers to join them.

Open Positions

Elementary School Teachers

Teachers experienced in working with deaf and special needs children

Church Planters and Evangelists

Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Childcare Professionals

Tutors

Project and Ministry Administrators

Hairdressers

Medical and Dental Professionals

Short-Term Opportunities

-Medical and Dental Service Trips

Joining a Team Long-Term

Anyone joining these teams long-term will need to know French. Arriving with a good working knowledge of French is very valuable. Specific areas also have very sensitive security situations, so anyone interested in working in those locations would need to discuss extensively with the field and team leaders. All long-term members joining any of our teams must complete long-term training in the US, the UK, or Venezuela prior to going to the field. Once on the field, new team members spend the first two years of their time on the field focused on language learning. During this time, new team members will also be involved with other ministries established by the long-term team. Whichever country new members join, they will focus from the beginning on befriending other Christians and getting to know non-Christians through the teams’ ministries. It’s very important for new team members to be flexible and to come as learners.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, please contact usinfo@worldhorizons.org.