First of all things have settled down from the coup of last month. Some of the coup leaders are in custody and the military is looking for the rest. The key figures are being held, pending a military trial for the death and destruction they caused during the week-long coup. We are praising God that the destruction and loss of life was limited and that the coup didn't spark the kind of civil war that has plagued Africa for many years.
We are safe and have been back doing ministry in full swing. God continues to faithfully guide us and open doors for church planting among the unreached. Please continue to pray for Burkina Faso as we are in a very important time as we approach free and fair elections. During the coup, the coup leaders invited foreign fighters and jihadists to come and support them as they saw they didn't have much, if any popular support. Unfortunately, on Friday evening we heard that a group of 50 "jihadists" type fighters crossed into Burkina from Mali and attacked a Gendarme (Police) base several hours to the north of us. One of the attackers was killed and four gendarmes as well as damage to their compound.
Please pray that God would spare Burkina from more of these attacks and that the interim government and standing military can thwart any such efforts moving forward. As always Satan wants to steal, kill and destroy. But God, has made us ministers of reconciliation, peace and love. We covet your prayers as we lift up Burkina Faso and it's people before the throne of grace asking for peace and stability in Jesus' name.
Well, that's all for now. I have lots to post about as God is moving and allowing us to play a small role in seeing His kingdom expanded here in Burkina Faso.
May God keep you and draw you closer to Himself,