Kody Sanderfer
Nurse Practitioner
Specialty: Family Medicine
Location: Senegal
Tell us about your ministry assignment

Our current ministry assignment is community health among the Wolof in Senegal. Because we have been in the country for only 3 months during which time was spent moving from our previous ministry site (Kaffrine) to a new site (Dakar) and dealing with the impact of COVID-19, we have not been able to fully explore what our new ministry will look like in Dakar. During this interim period imposed by the restrictions associated with COVID-19, we have been able to be involved in continuing education among healthcare staff at a local clinic and support our mission team as the appointed point people related to COVID-19 in Senegal. As COVID-19 begins to diminish along with the restrictions imposed by the government, we anticipate being able to more actively engage with the local healthcare system while exploring the best way to engage in community health. One of the ministry activities we have continued to work hard towards is further language development in the Wolof language. While we cannot meet face to face with our language teacher, we have been able to continue with weekly language lessons via Skype which has allowed us to deepen our understanding of the Wolof language in a way that is not always easy or efficient through casual conversations in the community.

Regarding MedSend...

Receiving my MedSend grant has made it possible for our family to remain on the field and to focus on our ministry without the additional financial burden of student loan repayment. I am grateful for the partners in ministry through MedSend who, through their generous giving, has allowed me to continue in the work God has called me to do. I am so thankful for the donors whose desire to see the nations reached for Christ through healthcare, as I do, because their support has allowed me to go without delay to minister among the Wolof people. Thank you!!