Saturday, August 08, 2015

A Visit from the Chief

This morning we had a visit from the village chief ( tribal king). He brought us a large bag
filled with guinea fowl eggs. This is a very precious gift because eggs are very rare in the village during this season.

The chief also came asking us for help. He has had cataracts in both of his eyes. He had surgery about 2 years ago in one eye and has not had the means to have the other eye done. The cataract in his left eye is now very advanced and he can barely see out of it.

In talking with the chief, cataract surgery is done at the hospital in Banfora (about 2 hours away), and the cost is about 40,000 fcfa or about $80. Considering all that the chief has done to help us to advance the project here in Kimini, we feel that providing him this money is a very small thing that we can do for him.

Please pray with us that in helping to give the chief natural sight, he will also come to know the Father of Light.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A 'Masked' Man

Upon arriving in the village we learned that one of the village fathers died this past week. Part of the cultural funeral ceremony for a person of his status is for a 'masked' man to run through the village throughout the day. This masked man terrorizes the children by threatening them with a whip as he passes from house to house asking for money to help cover the costs of the funeral.

Please stand with us in prayer in the midst of cultural and animistic beliefs which hold our people here in captivity.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

A Pastor for Kimini--

After spending 2 wonderful months at home visiting family, friends, and many faithful supporters, it was very exciting to again return to our little village of Kimini. We found our little home and courtyard in good order. A couple of the youth of the village had kept our little garden watered and cleared the weeds from the courtyard. After sweeping out mounds of dirt and dust we were again settled into our village home.

A Pastor for Kimini
The Christian Missionary Alliance Church has sent a student pastor to work in Kimini.
Pastor Bernard
Bernard and his wife, Dorcas, and their son, Gideon, are here for the months of May through September, when Bernard will return to Bible School to continue his studies.

We were privileged to worship with the small body of believers on Sunday and then again on Thursday for their weekly prayer meeting. What joy it is to see the Lord building the foundation for His Church in Kimini!

  • Please pray for safety and protection as these new believers step out in their new faith.
  • Please pray for the Holy Spirit to hover over each courtyard in Kimini and draw the hearts of the people to Jesus.
  • Please pray for the construction of a small church building for this new body of believers.