9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Last week, our mission director John Rowell visited us in Burkina Faso and we had the opportunity to travel to the village of Bodajugu. We were excited to see the progress being made on a church building there. We are praising God along with our Burkinabe brothers and sisters as He has provided a church in Georgia who is partnering with Pastor Levi in this unreached village. Through ongoing prayer support God is connecting churches on different continents for His glory.
The church below (7m x 7m) will be able to hold between 120 and 150 people. May we see this church filled and overflowing with Turka believers!
There are meaningful projects which churches and individuals can get involved with, ranging from several hundred dollars to $55,000 dollars. By U.S. standards a small investment goes a long way. We are asking individuals, small groups and churches to begin by partnering with a pastor/church planter or unreached village through prayer and watch to see what God can do.
Bodajugu has about 1700 residents and is primarily made up of the unreached Turka people. They are Muslim, but also practice animism when seeking spiritual power. Pastor Levi planted this church 1 1/2 years ago and he and his family were the only believers. Through many trials and much ongoing spiritual warfare, they have persevered. Now, there are 10 adult believers and about 25 children who attend. Pastor Levi is excited for the community to see the church building as a place of prayer and worship and a sign of his longterm commitment to serving this village in the name of Jesus.
Light Up Burkina's vision is to see prayer and financial partnerships between churches and believers for the advancement of God's Kingdom in Jesus' name. Visit our website Light Up Burkina, to learn more about what is happening in Burkina Faso, West Africa. There are many villages still without a church. There are many church planters struggling to persevere in extremely difficult villages. There are many ways for us to come alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ as they endeavor to serve faithfully in one of the poorest nations on earth.
Your brother in Christ Jesus,