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    Mackinaw, IL 61755
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Jane van den Berg - Supported


Ivory Coast, West Africa

Ministry Description:

Jane is a missionary in Ivory Coast, Africa. She grew up in Ivory Coast as a missionary kid, where her parents translated the Scriptures into the native language. Jane grew up seeing the great need around her and God is now using her giftedness in serving Him. Her ministry includes construction of a school, writing and editing course work for the school, teaching basic computer skills, teaching and tutoring, and financing the schooling of several students.


A few facts:

  • Jane works in northern Ivory Coast, near the third largest city in the country. She lives in a rural home, but most of her work is in Korhogo, the city where they are constructing the girl’s Christian vocational school.
  • There is LOTS of tropical fruit.
  • There are only two seasons: rainy season from May – October and dry season from November – April/May. Rainy season will typically see 53-57 inches of rain. Dry season will only see an inch or two.
  • Jane’s day revolves around what happens at the school, whether in the construction or the administration of the school.

What does an average day look like?

Exercise, shower, and eat. Go to the girl's school (CCFF), stopping in town to do purchasing when necessary. I also do necessary purchasing on days I don't teach. Greet each worker at the site, taking care of any issues. Some days I teach a class, some days I do administrative jobs in the office, and some days I tour the construction site. Eat at 12:30, hang out with the girls and the dorm mom until 2pm when classes begin again. Then I write curriculum in the afternoon. I leave the school after 5pm, stop at the cyber cafe to do email and then go home. I cook, eat, do a couple Sudoku puzzles and a round of anagrams (mental exercise) or some handiwork, have my quiet time and go to bed at 10 pm.

What do you love about your ministry?

Investing in the lives of those I work with one-on-one, teaching whatever needs to be taught.  

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