Volunteer Testimony: Campbellsville University (May 2012)
to work with the Songhai people has truly been a life-changing
experience. I have wanted to come to Africa & am so blessed to
have had this opportunity. This trip was so far outside of my comfort
zone on so many levels, but I loved every single minute of it.
is one thing to know the Gospel & believe it. Actually putting
the Gospel into action is a completely different thing. I have really
felt the Lord moving & working in everything that has happened
during our 2 weeks in Niger. I have grown up in church & have
heard the Great Commission more times than I count. This trip completely
encompassed everything Christ commands of us in the Great Commission.
In our work with the Songhai people, our team experienced leading one
man to Christ, baptizing two believers & discipling new
Spending time with the Songhai people in the
village of Boubon has truly opened my eyes to a completely different
culture. While on this trip I really feel like God allowed me to see
more & more of His heart than I have seen before. I was able to
live life with these people that God created & dearly loves. The
Lord opened my eyes to see the things that He cares about and the
things that He calls us to care about. there are still so many people
who need Jesus and don't even know who He is. I've never met anyone
before this trip who didn't know anything about Jesus. God desires for
no one to perish, but wants everyone to come to Him for eternal life.
so grateful for this experience to spend time with the Songhai and
share about Christ with them. They are such a gracious &
hospitable people. The Lord has placed them on my heart and I will be
continuing to pray for them after leaving Niger.
- Kaela Vessels, student at Campbellsville University