Monday, August 3, 2015

Back in the Village

Two months in the states provided an opportunity to renew friendships, spend time with family, catch up with friends who visited Burkina Faso this year and complete other necessary work at home.

Now we are back in Burkina Faso and work here has begun in earnest. Just two days after landing we were on our way to Bissigi, a village not far from Yako, to visit Dieudonne who has lived for six years with a foster family there. He is a delightful nine-year-old boy who is going into fourth grade. Dieudonne is available for adoption and is hoping to find his forever family.
Mama died 
Less than two hours after arriving in Kimini, a family seeking help approached us. On June 20th Nabintou was born  in the Ivory Coast. Ten days after her birth her mama passed away  leaving her father, Bassori Ouattara, to care for his newborn daughter and three young children. Although a sister-wife has taken on the responsibility of caring for the baby, she is unable to provide sufficient milk so we provide formula as a supplement. The second request for milk came only three days later. Our Kimini milk program truly meets a need in the village.

Terry and Kimini kids

Terry Mendola accompanied us back to Kimini and has engaged the village children in various activities each day. A highlight of her trip was to meet her sponsored child and grandmother in Niangoloko and Seydou her sponsored boy in Nonfesso.

And the work continues each and every day.

Terry and Seydou
"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless,maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed." 
Psalm 82:3

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