Saying 'See you again soon', not 'Good-bye'!
The Lord sent two special gifts to Burkina Faso this past year. They were packaged in the forms of Lisa Otterpohl and Sarah Oeder from Germany. Sarah and Lisa worked tirelessly with us at the orphanage for one year and they have left their mark in each of our hearts.
The list of their accomplishments and impact on our projects here is vast but to name just a few. . .
they conducted child evangelism activities where 100's of children accepted the Lord
they reached out to children and churches outside of our community expressing the love of Jesus, encouraging local pastors, touching the children
they preached, they taught
they sang and they danced with our children
they participated in church activities
they painted our house!
they organized our house and the clinic and the storage building
they held art classes with the orphanage children and our school children
- They taught English in our primary school
and many, many more things and blessings are now ours through their time with us
So, we cannot say 'good-by' but we say 'A Bientot', see you again soon.
Lisa and Sarah, you will forever be in our hearts. Thank you for your obedience to the Lord in following his call to Burkina! Thank you for your servant hearts! If the Lord allows, we will see you again. Maybe on Burkina's soil? Maybe on Germany's or US soil? But if not on earthly soil. . . . for sure we will meet again in heaven.
With love from Burkina,