We are Daniel & Sarah Jenkins, church planting missionaries to The Gambia, West Africa. We are currently on deputation raising our support to be there by April 2019.
I was born in Newfoundland, and was raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I trusted Christ as my Savior as a young child and upon completion of high school, I attended FaithWay Baptist College in Ajax, Ontario for one year and later graduated as a Veterinary Technician from Oulton College in Moncton, New Brunswick. God’s calling to the mission field began when I spent 3 months in 2013 in Senegal, West Africa. A few years later, I met Daniel and together we began preparing for full time missions.
I was born and raised in Athens, Georgia and trusted Christ as my Savior as a young child. God began to burden my heart for missions as a teenager and upon completion of high school, I attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC and graduated with a Bible degree. I traveled to Senegal for the first time in 2015 on a construction missions team, and again in 2016 to help continue the work there. I traveled for a third time in the summer of 2016 to West Africa to survey the country of Gambia and disciple a Gambian believer there in West Africa. During 2016, God led Sarah and I together and confirmed our calling to reach Muslim people in The Gambia.
The Gambia is the smallest nation on mainland Africa. A nation of 2 million people that is rich in farmland, fishing, and local trade. “The smiling coast of Africa”, as Gambia is affectionately known, is a predominately Islamic country with more than 95% of its citizens identifying as Muslim. Gambia is an English based country with many local ethnic languages and is open to the gospel. National believers are present within this country yet there are no Independent Baptist church planting missionaries in this country. Other denominations that exist within the country include Catholic, Charismatic, and Animism. The needs within The Gambia are many, yet the greatest need for this tiny West African country is Bible teaching and preaching. It is our desire to teach the Bible and train national believers with our focus towards planting and establishing indigenous churches.
Our Goals and Field Experience:
Learn the Wolof language
Evangelize our city and surrounding villages
Establish a ministry center for Bible teaching and preaching
Encourage and disciple the believers Field Experience:
Mission Trip for 3 months in 2013 to Senegal, West Africa (Sarah)
Construction Missions Trips (2) in 2015/2016 to Senegal, West Africa (Daniel)
Missions Trip for 3 months in 2016 to Senegal and Gambia (Daniel)
Surrendered to full time missions in 2016 (Sarah & Daniel)