“When the last tree dies, the last man dies”

West African Proverb

“Forests precede civilizations and deserts follow them.”

François-René de Chateaubriand

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace… and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:12

Worldviews change when people observe sacrificial service.

Curtis Clewett Planting Together Executive Team

Planting Together will bring transformation to the mindset of people in my nation.

Jean Gapelbe PT African network coordinator

If your vision is for one year – plant wheat. If your vision is for 10 years – plant trees. If your vision is for a lifetime – plant people.

Chinese Proverb

African Villages can survive without a health hut, school or well, but permanently they cannot live without trees.

Eric Tumieux Director, Beersheba Project

The true meaning of life  is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

Nelson Henderson 19th Century pioneer settler

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Martin Luther

“I wish everyone could visit Africa for two weeks. It would change their lives!”

Guy Zeller KKI global leader

Ministry Partner Projects

Here is a list of some current partners and options for non-planting ministry weeks. (Family friendliness indicated by “*” with 4* being best for families.) These will be updated continually so feel free to check back later for new additions or contact us directly for latest info.


WHAT: Help establish King’s Kids in Senegal together with KKI leaders from Mali!! WHERE: Dakar and possibly Mali!! FAMILY FRIENDLY: **** TEAM PROFILE: Experienced KKI/FJ veterans ready to visit churches, stage camps and partner in developing KKI ministry in the region LANGUAGE: Need a few French speakers but could be from any nation.

NAME: YWAM Sangalkam

WHAT: Prepare grounds and stage a large children’s summer camp!! Work together with Albert and Clarice  Gomes (Senegal YWAM nat’l leaders) and team. WHERE: Sangalkam, Senegal (About 30 minutes outside Dakar) FAMILY FRIENDLY: ** TEAM PROFILE: Great for work teams and performing arts/celebration style ministry with children and teens. LANGUAGE: Best to have at least some French Speakers.

NAME: “Teen-Bi” Children and Youth Club

WHAT: Daily afternoon club for neighborhood children and teens in the heart of Dakar. Sports, crafts, domestic education and lots of love! WHERE: Dakar, Senegal TEAM PROFILE: Celebration/Performing Arts teams, children’s workers, social concern, sports… FAMILY FRIENDLY: **** LANGUAGE: French helpful, English OK, Wolof would be amazing!!

NAME: Beersheba Project

WHAT: Planting churches and building sustainable methods of agriculture and reforestation among the “Serer” tribes with young Senegalese trainees WHERE: Sandiara, Senegal (about two hours from Dakar) TEAM PROFILE: Construction, sports, families, development, teaching. FAMILY FRIENDLY: *** LANGUAGE: English, French

NAME: YWAM Niakhar

WHAT: Go village to village, following up contacts from large (5000 people) Christian camps WHERE: Near Fatick, Senegal (about 4 hours south of Dakar) TEAM PROFILE: Celebration/arts, medical, public meetings, sports, children’s ministry,…. FAMILY FRIENDLY: * LANGUAGE: Must have at least one French speaker CONTACT: Barbara Connor

NAME: Mobile Medical Clinic

WHAT: Set-up “pioneer” mobile clinic for primary care and go to villages in planting and ministry-partner zones WHERE: Various locations where other ministry teams are working TEAM PROFILE: Professional medical personnel and volunteers FAMILY FRIENDLY? * LANGUAGE: FRENCH/ENGLISH/SPANISH

NAME: Elim Ecole Emmanuel

WHAT: Massina and Milena Diatta, (Brazilian/Senegalese) lead school, sports, vocational training, lifting children and youth out of poverty and into their destiny. WHERE: Ziguinchor, Senegal (Extreme south of Senegal, about 10 hours south of Dakar) TEAM PROFILE: Worship, children’s work, celebration/arts, construction, sports, etc… FAMILY FRIENDLY: *** LANGUAGE: Portuguese, French, English