The Lord is blessing the new work started in French-speaking Burkina Faso just over a year ago by The Wesleyan Church of Ghana. According to Africa Area Director Bob Bagley, one church has been established and there are three preaching points that are quickly developing into churches. Praise God! One of the most pressing needs is to begin training leaders within each emerging church.
Wesleyans in Haiti have been expressing a desire to reach out to a French-speaking African country. A Wesleyan leader in Papua New Guinea felt impressed to support ministry in Africa. It has all come together, and Bob reported that there will be a Haitian missions team serving on a Ghanaian mission field in Burkina Faso to help train leaders. The team will be partially supported by Papua New Guinea and North America. “Praise God for how He is pulling people from around the world to advance His work in Burkina Faso!” Pray for the Haitian mission team as they prepare for this mission. They plan to depart for Burkina Faso in mid-September 2014.
Picture: Map of Burkina Faso
On Friday, January 31, at 10:20 a.m. local time, one of the Wesleyan buildings at Aizawl was destroyed by fire. Four families who were living in the building have been displaced and all of their belongings were lost in the fire. Three families were Wesleyan church members. The top floor of this building was rented by HB Motor Tyre Workshop who paid monthly rent to the church. With everything destroyed, the church has now also lost income. Please pray for all those who lost everything in the fire. Also pray for the church as it goes forward from here.