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Women’s Day

Monday was a national holiday in Burkina Faso.  Each year on March the 8th it is Women’s Day.  The former president advocated this holiday many years ago to honor the woman.  Unfortunately women here have been treated very badly in the past and even though it is better there are many sad situations.  The former president said that no woman can clean or work on this day.  Their husbands must go to the market and prepare the food.  While many husbands don’t do this, some do.


I decided that it would be good to get the husbands of the church together to do a special meal.  We had 8 men come together to cook for our wives and also the widows of the church.  We made fried rice and fries.  The rice was a little mushy, but it tasted good.  What a blessing to see God begin to change many husbands in our church.


 Lately I have been seeing men be more affectionate to their wives and even sit with their wives at church.  Yes, it is extremely common for husbands and wives to sit separately at church.  I didn’t think we would ever win this battle but God is changing hearts.  He is good.


Men cooking 2

 Men cooking 2


 Men cooking 3



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