Gambia, located on the west coast of Africa, has a population that is approximately ninety percent Moslem, and just over two percent Catholic.
Renewal Ministries first served in Gambia in 2014. Since that time, we have served in the Diocese of Banjul, where the Rt. Rev. Robert P. Ellison, CSS, bishop of Gambia, asked us to continue to help the diocese deepen its faith through formation on leadership and the New Evangelization.
In 2017, we conducted three five-day formation programs for priests, religious, catechists, and leaders in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. We also helped with a one-week camp for about 300 youth in the diocese, and met with the bishop. In 2018, we again will conduct a one-week camp for youth in the diocese as well as a follow-up formation program for 60+ leaders in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. At the request of local Priests in the Diocese we will also be leading parish missions in three parishes in 2018.