Ministry to the people of Senegal

First Love International in Senegal



First Love provides administrative staff and teachers to Dakar Academy in Senegal.


Dakar Academy has students from over 30 countries. The student body is made up of missionary kids, expat kids, and Senegalese kids.

First Love staff currently teach 2nd grade and middle school (ages 11-14) Bible at Dakar Academy.  Over 6th and 7th grade, they cover the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. 8th grade focuses on the life and ministry of Jesus in the gospels. First Love is also involved in other activities like leading the senior guys’ small group.


Wolof Language


First Love staff is currently learning Wolof, the most common language spoken in Senegal. Wolof is a West African language that is found primarily in Senegal and the Gambia.


The goal is to learn Wolof in order to share the gospel with Senegalese people. Among the Wolof people, for instance, it is estimated that 1 in 10,000 are Christian.

Our Stories

Rusya’s Story

    Rusya was found sifting through a garbage dump looking for potato peels to cook when she was five years old, and was taken to a local rescue shelter for orphans.  While staying in the government run center Rusya started coming to a weekly Bible club at...

Lena’s Story

    I was taken from my home when I was four. A neighbor had called social services because they heard my brother and me crying and hitting the front door.  Our parents had locked us in the house and left us for three days; we were scared and hungry. First I...

Jerry’s Story

    J erry described his life as dark and empty, and that was before Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban washing away everything he owned.  First Love had sent food, clothing, water, and other supplies to Tacloban to meet the immediate needs.  Work teams...

Jana’s Story

    J ana grew up in the Czech Republic as an atheist. Her loving family supported and encouraged her passion for the arts and music, but deep down she felt emptiness in her life. Jana poured her life into her education, art, and relationships hoping to fill...

Disaster Relief

    First Love brings much needed disaster relief. THAILAND An earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami that killed over 5,300 people in Thailand in 2004.  First Love identified a small village where every home had been destroyed.  Teams were sent...

Mary’s Story

Mary's father left 9 year old “Mary” to watch her little sister while he went to work to provide for the family.  Shortly after her father left home that morning, 3 men attacked “Mary.”  She was dragged into a nearby field to be beaten and brutally raped.  Her father...

Marina’s Story

y name is Marina, and I came to live with Anya and Bogdon in Safe Haven a year ago. My family is … well, broken.  My parents divorced when I was little.  I barely know my dad, because he is pretty much not interested in me.  He did come to see us a...

Biggest Current Needs

The greatest need in Senegal is the spread of the gospel. There are few Christians and even fewer churches, especially in local languages. Even though I live in the capital of Dakar, I am not able to find a nearby evangelical church that is primarily in Wolof. Please pray for the gospel to spread, churches to be planted, and God to be glorified.





The People

  • Muslim 90% 90%
  • Catholic 5% 5%
  • Folk Religion 4% 4%

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First Love International

We are a non-denominational mission agency founded for the purpose of bringing love and hope to un-reached people residing in impoverished regions of the world.


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