I got you updated through Monday and then things got out of hand. This will be a post to let you know what happened.
God was very good to us. We taught on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 until 1 pm. We ate lunch each day with the pastors there at the church. God sent a great number of pastors. Two other missionaries also came to some of the meetings and were a blessing to meet.
Pastor Derik Lawrence did a great job every time it was his time to teach or preach. He was a blessing to the people of Burkina Faso. I pray that he will return and preach there again. Missionary Chris Fies was a great blessing and having an eye opening trip.
We saw the villages. We saw the city life. He dealt with working in another language and preaching through a translator. I believe that God is going to use Chris and the Voice in the Villages ministry.
Keith and Rebecca Shumaker are two of the most wonderful people that I know. Their love for God and the people of Burkina Faso is constantly obvious. I am honored to serve God with wonderful servants like them.
I want to thank them for all they did to host us. I want to thank Mrs. Rebecca for the way she dealt with 4 visitors in her home, met all of our needs, prepared so many meals, and put up with so many intrusions into an already hectic life. I think the Shumakers are great heroes.
On Wednesday after we preached we ran home and quickly changed into our travel clothes. Then we ran to the airport to board a plane from Ouagadougou to Paris, France. Then from Paris to Atlanta.
We arrived back home and were picked up by our good friend and coworker John Pearson. We came back just in time to go to the Thursday evening services at Vision. It was wonderful to be home. It was wonderful to be with God’s people at home again.
I want to thank all of you that prayed for us as we traveled. I want to thank such a wonderful church team that can handle everything in my absence to the same or a better level than when I am at home.
Vision is a wonderful church and we are blessed to serve with you!