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Saturday, February 11, 2017

As time Goes By

Although we have just turned the corner on February this month has already provided some great opportunities. We have had the pleasure of spending time with Robin who will be the facilitator of our first Sheltering Wings field conference later this month. He is an amazing individual with vast knowledge and experience to share.

With Robin and Charlotte 



Table talk


As time is ticking away, Ashley, Britney and their mom, Deanna, found a little time to firm up preparation plans and go over last minute details. We are excited to welcome Ashley and Britney to Burkina Faso.


Sharing dreams

Ruth and Dawn enthusiastically share dreams and collaborate on ways to empower the women in Burkina Faso.
Lunch with George and Barb
It is evident God has plans as he keeps the passion for his people burning in their hearts .


Special friends George and Barb carved out some time for lunch and sharing news of life on the field. It is always a pleasure to spend time with them.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Unexpected Visit

Unexpected Trip Brings Great Pleasure

An unexpected gift of a trip to Massachusetts brought great pleasure. It is true there are many things I miss about Burkina Faso when I am visiting the US. However, the reverse is true when I am at home in Burkina Faso thinking about the US !

I miss the students and dear friends who have become my St. Agnes Academy family. Though a snow day almost prevented my visit, to my great joy we were able to reschedule the following day.

Sharing our life in Burkina Faso 

The students were amazing and asked some great questions.


 
Asking great questions




Keep up the wonderful work!  Thank you and God bless you for all you have done for our Burkina Babies!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Time Well Spent



What I always look forward to when returning to Massachusetts is spending time with friends. We had the opportunity to meet with some the Knights of Columbus from St. Agnes Parish to say thank to them for their generous donation toward solar power to bring light to our Kimini clinic and maternity buildings.






Through slides and discussion we were able to share the work that goes on in the village.

Thank you for your encouragement, support and prayers. It is because of caring people like you that lives are improved in Kimini.


MERCI BEAUCOP !

Sunday, January 22, 2017

What I Miss

I am often asked, ”What do you miss about Africa when you are in the states?” It makes my heart beat faster just thinking of my African home. First and foremost I miss the people. The list of adjectives to describe the Burkinabé is a lengthy one. They are tenacious, hard-working, joyful, welcoming, family –centered, generous, strong and loyal. And this only scratches the top of the list.

I miss the women and babies.



Shh !
Boiling shea nuts


I miss their smiles and laughter.


What a smile
                                                                       

Smiler



                                                                    I miss their friendship and help.








I miss their ingenuity and resourcefulness.
Making peanut butter


And the list goes on and on !





Friday, March 18, 2016

Sharing the Love

One of the most rewarding parts of our work in Africa is having the of privilege distributing food and gifts to sponsored children and widows. The compassion and generosity of each devoted sponsor reaches out and touches an individual child and says, “You are loved. You are important. You are child of God.”





Pierre is bursting with joy !

Ousenni is happy to have rice for his family.
Lizette and Papa 

What a great smile ,Rasmata!
Ruth reads a sponsor's letter to Mabesini.



A bike is more than a toy in Burkina as Seraphine knows.

Hito and his father



Oumar feels the support of someone who cares!
These smiles say it all !