Literacy Workers

The Position

Literacy workers will work alongside our nationals and assist with workship development and trainings.

The Need

In The Gambia, and you’ll spend time among people who have never heard of Jesus Christ. English is the official national language of The Gambia, but of the 17 unreached people groups, many don’t speak the language. Wolof is commonly understood among these people groups. To minister to their spiritual needs, a willingness to learn their language and culture is necessary.

Although the barriers to missions are great in The Gambia, so are the rewards — people call us every week because they want to learn more about Jesus Christ! With 90 percent of the population coming from a Muslim background, and 2 percent holding indigenous views, there is a tremendous need to share God’s message of faith and grace.

The Impact

Use your love for the language and your passion for equipping nationals to read the Word of God in their own language to share the Gospel. From training teachers to producing literature, our literacy ministries are bringing the message of the Gospel to the Wolof and other people groups around the world. At ABWE, we want to make sure the words of Jesus are clearly understood in every culture. We need qualified, creative people who are passionate about working with languages to reach others for Christ.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, ABWE has canceled most international travel originating from the U.S. until the State Department drops the Global Health Advisory to a Level 2 or lower. However, please email our Mobilization team at go@abwe.org to discuss service opportunities and exceptions. We would love to talk with you!​

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