Neil & Jocelyne Rowcroft
The Rowcroft's have been married for 41 years and have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren in Australia. Their backgrounds lie in Christian education, and especially in administration for Neil. In 2016, the Lord called Neil and Jocelyne to work with SIM (Serving In Mission) in Niger, Africa where Neil serves as the Director of the SIM Hospital in Galmi, Niger.
Jocelyne teaches the young francophone children of West African doctors who have joined a 5 years study programme in Galmi to become surgeons. She also helps with translation work for the Hospital and for the SIM Mission. In the local Church, she teaches a Sunday School class of around 35 children (3-9 years old).
Challenges are many and come mainly from living in a hot climate and having to adapt to many cultures. The Nigerien culture often takes the Westerner by surprise and we are learning to humbly depend on the Lord for His strength, guidance and provision. As we build relationships through our work and contacts, the Lord gives us more opportunities to share the Gospel, teach and disciple our Nigerien friends