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2007 Review

I wanted to try and give a quick review of what God did here in Burkina Faso in 2007.

* We started a new church in January in the capital Ouagadougou, in a section called Cissin.

* The first night we had 15 people make professions in Christ, most coming from one family, and they are still faithful members.

*In April, the members at Cissin began digging the foundation for our church builiding/classrooms for Sunday school and also our Bible Institute. We dug for over a month. We have built little by little. We will begin to use some of the building in a few weeks. Many different people have donated, and we are very appreciative. We have never attempted to build a building of this caliber, and we know it will be greatly used of the Lord.

* We built a church for the village work of Roungou. The people did a lot of the work. We had a church dedication with over 300 present. I think we baptized 18 the same day. We had David Lundy and David Velke with us during this time as well. They also helped do a VBS and had over 300 one day with about 200 the next day.

* In September, we baptized over 20 new converts at Cissin. We had our biggest crowd at this church with over 120 present.

* In October we hosted a pastors conference and helped start new work. We had over 70 pastors from all over West Africa. We helped start a new church in Ouagadougou. We are glad to be able to help others start new church plants.

* We had our first missions conference in Nov. We had a faith promise of over $90 a month.

* We had Christmas Eve services at our three churches. We had great crowds. We had over 70 at Tingandogo, over 80 at Cissin, and over 500 in the village (Roungou).

* Our last Sunday at Cissin, the main work in town, we had over 100 present. In less than one year we average over 80. In addition to the normal services we have three times a week, we have many other things going. On Tuesday nights, we have Bible Study and discipleship classes. French language classes are held two times each week. Twice a month we have ladies meetings. Twice a month we have youth meetings. My wife recently started a teenage girls/young ladies meeting. God has truly helped us.

There is no way to list everything without writing a book and I know that I forgot to mention a lot, but God really blessed, and we are expecting more blessings as we work for Him. “Attempt great things for God, Expect great things from God.”

One Response to “2007 Review”

  1. David Lundy Says:

    Why don’t you write a book about the work and life their?

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