Sunday, January 31, 2016


Ruth reading Amy's words at the funeral
It is with a heavy heart that we return to Burkina Faso, our beloved African home. Our scheduled return date was January 27.Then the horrific terrorist attack took the life of our friend and colleague, Mike Riddering on January 15 in Ouagadougou. We were able to change our flights and arrive in time to be with Amy and his family in Yako.

Laid to rest in Yako
Mike was passionate about everything he did. He lived his life to the fullest and was greatly loved. His funeral and burial was a real testament to the lives he touched for Christ and the impact he had on so many people. 

" I have fought the good fight,I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness,which the Lord will award to me on that day-and not only to me,but also to all who have long for his appearing."  2 Timothy 4:7-8 

Crowds gather to say farewel

 Well done, Mike !