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We are back and back online

What a thrill it is to be back in Burkina Faso.  It has been a long time since I posted.  Actually I haven’t written an update on here since before our furlough.  We had a great furlough.  God really blessed by allowing us to visit many churches that have partnered with us and even some new churches.

It has been great to see what God has done in the ministry in our absence.

  • I visited Pastor Salif in Pissila.  I didn’t have a long time with him, but I was thrilled to hear about what God is doing there.  He was extremely excited about the men that have started coming.  We have greatly struggled in this particular area.  We are excited about starting to build the dormitory for this location.
  • I also visited Pastor Konaté on the same day as he and Pastor Salif are about 25 min from each other.  He also told me of a new couple coming to church recently and also a man and his children.  I saw the completion of phase one on the church building there in Kaya.  Thanks to Wahoo Baptist Church for their generosity.  In 2015 the VBS raised over $4,000 and a lot of that was used to build this part of the building.  Much to my surprise, the 2016 VBS  at Wahoo raised over $4,000 to help in the work.  We will use this to start phase 2.  This will be to build the main auditorium.  We will be able to build the foundation of church building.  It will take around an additional  $10,000 in order to finish phase 2.  Please pray about this need.
  • Living Water Baptist Church continued to grow in our absence under the leadership of Pastor Justin.  Today he held a leaders meeting.   As I sat back and listened, I was amazed at his maturity in teaching, the unity he has brought to the leaders, and the vision that God has given to him.

One of the greatest areas of growth in the last year or so has been in the youth choir at Living Water Baptist Church.  I might be partial, but they have some of the greatest voices in the world.  They are some of the greatest young people in the world also.

Pastor Justin preaching.

Pastor Justin preaching.


The Youth Choir.  Some were missing.

The Youth Choir. Some were missing.

The Choir in Kaya practicing after Church.

The Choir in Kaya practicing after Church.


Phase one of the church building in Kaya is complete.  Praise the Lord.

Phase one of the church building in Kaya is complete. Praise the Lord.


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