Volunteers: Slagters

Bryent and Jenna Slagter

need financial and prayer support as they prepare to serve as a youth pastor and a teacher’s aide at an international Christian school in Niamey, Niger, where the children of RCA missionary couples Tom and Aïchatou Johnson and Jeremy and Susan Beebout attend. 

The Slagters have recently been approved to join Sahel Academy, where the entire Christian staff relies on the financial support of churches and individuals in their home countries.  They need $85,690 to support them for two years of service at the academy. The amount includes airline tickets, health insurance, training, living expenses, and a modest stipend.

The Slagters will mentor students, contribute to the school’s spiritual mission, lead Bible studies, help teachers with lessons, and tutor students who need extra help.  “We hope to be a witness for Christ while easing the minds of missionary parents who worry about the quality of their children’s education while they are engaged in cross-cultural ministry,” they say.

Sahel Academy was founded in 1986 to meet the educational needs of missionary families. It now includes more than 160 students from 23 nations, including some English-speaking non-believers from Niamey’s international community. 

Bryent and Jenna are recent graduates from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and currently live in Lake Lillian, Minnesota.

Niger info

  • Population: 17,466,172
  • Size: 1,266,700 square kilometers (slightly less than twice the size of Texas)
  • Major religion: 98 percent Muslim
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