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Back to The Gambia

The Gambia, a small country located in West Africa, is sometimes referred to as the “hot dog country” because Senegal surrounds it on three sides. Its legal name, however, offers a better description: Islamic Republic of The Gambia. 

This nation, forgotten by the world, remains in the darkness. More than 85 percent of Gambians are Muslim (followers of Islam). The rest of the people, under African traditional beliefs, engage with local witch doctors and worship spirits. Only a small percentage are followers of Christ. From an early age, children are taught to recite and copy verses from the Koran (the sacred text of Islam).

Sixteen years ago, Awe Star’s first journey onto the African continent was to The Gambia. Our students traveled from village to village, ministering among the Mandinka and Wolof people groups. That team came back with stories of how God moved mightily, and the church grew and was strengthened. But a great need exists for a team to return to these people and serve them in powerful ways.

Partnering with former Awe Star Mission Director Peggy Nunley and her husband, Awe Star alumnus Dr. Joel Nunley (founders of Breaking Borders), Awe Star’s 2017 journey back to The Gambia will include a team of medical personnel. For the first two weeks, our team will work alongside the medical professionals, ministering to the patients in testimony as well as drama and working to meet both physical and spiritual needs. The team will spend the final week traveling from place to place and presenting the gospel through the “Freedom” drama.

What reservations do you have about serving in Africa? Is God asking you to lay them down for the greater good? Join us as we return to The Gambia and serve without reserve.



June 18 – July 15, 2017

Deadline for Application:



*Trip costs subject to change due to air fare, visa or other cost beyond Awe Star’s Control.
Students must be 13 years old by the day their trip departs.

 Need more information?
Call 1-800-AWE-STAR (293-7827) or 918-664-3500





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