Missions trip to Burkina Faso in March and November-2010

Presently two missions trips are planned to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in March and November of 2010.  The trips will be headquartered at The Village of Hope and we will be helping at The Village of Hope, The Deaf School, the newly planned Automotive school, the medical clinic or around the newly planned “Light of Hope University.  Maybe this is the time you can step out and make the journey.

Time to Step out...

“This is my commandbe strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”P

(Joshua 1:9, NLT))

Published in: on January 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Meeting with Parents at Deaf School, Burkina Faso

While we were visiting the Deaf School in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on our last day the parents of the children were invited to a meeting on Saturday morning. Deaf children in Burkina Faso are looked upon as outcast in society, primarily because it is so hard to live in general. Their own families also consider deaf children outcasts.

We had on the trip the leader of teaching deaf children for the Great State of Wyoming (Janine Cole). Janine was able to speak to them through interpreters and explain that their deaf children are equal to their other children. They were very appreciative of Janine’s words and several mothers and fathers spoke about how their deaf child is mistreated, including in their own families. This was a very moving time when the parents gave their testimonies.  Another WOW time among numerous others during our trip.

Published in: on December 17, 2009 at 12:16 am  Leave a Comment  

Ouagadougou Deaf School

While visiting the deaf school in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, we had the pleasure of interacting with the children everyday. They are a motivation to be around as they have open minds to be taught and are so excited to have people around to be with them. They give so much of themselves to everyone who come to see them.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves for the rights of all who are destitute.”                                                                           Proverbs 31:8

Children at Deaf School

Published in: on December 10, 2009 at 9:34 pm  Comments (1)  

Village Banken- Outside Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Elder's meeting

While visiting a village that our Church, Grace Chapel and The Gemach Project (thegemachproject.org) support, an elderly woman spoke to us while meeting with the village elders. The elders asked if anyone had something to say. This woman among others stood up and addressed the group as they have had interest free loans support from Gemach and also after a terrible storm had lost buildings and food etc and Grace Chapel members came to their support.

She began by saying ” If every strand of hair on my head were a tongue, I would not have enough tongues to thank you enough for what you have done to help us” Wow- It was a very emotional moment for everyone, and we were so grateful to see what God is doing …

Published in: on December 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Deaf School Construction

Construction delays at the deaf school Ecole de sourds-myers  in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. General Purpose building is on hold due to lack of funds.

Approximately 200 deaf children go to day school at Ecole de sourds-muet.

All purpose room

Published in: on November 21, 2009 at 12:41 am  Leave a Comment  

Cross added at Village of Hope, Burkina Faso

Last week a 30 foot high double steel beam cross was built in the middle of The Village of Hope. The Village of Hope is a boarding school that Pastor Michel and his wife Lydia  started a few years ago and now take care and educate 455 children.

Cross at Village of Hope



Published in: on November 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Land Secured

220 Hectares  (543 acres) secured for University in Yimdi, Burkina Faso

University Site

Published in: on November 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Meeting with Minister of Education

Hello Friends of Burkina Faso

An African University in Burkina Faso with 30,000 students

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

We met last week with the Minister of Education of Burkina Faso, the honorable Joseph Par’e. We are very close to securing the final permits, one that will allow the university to be started and the second to protect the land from any infringement. Engineering Ministries International of Colorado Springs, Colorado will travel to Burkina Faso in February 2010 to conduct the final survey and begin the final construction plans, so we may begin construction. The University will be named “The Light of Hope” an African University.

Published in: on November 17, 2009 at 8:10 pm  Leave a Comment