From Burkina Faso to Cote d’Ivoire, we are now on the last leg of this four-country journey in Francophone West Africa.
We have heard joyful testimonies of work turning into worship.
We have heard the surprise and amazement from those realizing for the first time that they have been called to work and that it is a good thing!
We have heard the lament and pain from those working in positions where there is little joy to be found, surrounded by ethical challenges with pressure from all sides.
We have received affirmation from new ministries and denominations who feel that God is calling them to join in this work.
We have heard the frustration of those who are trying to get the paradigm of the “church as building” to shift to the “church as people,” but realizing that it can be a long and sometimes slow process. We are creatures of habit. We like to do activities. We don’t necessarily like discipleship.
We continue to be convinced that God is doing something in His Church. People are longing to know that their lives and their work have relevance and meaning beyond a paycheck. They desire to know that the God they are serving sees them as part of His solution – not part of a problem.
We thank God for what He is doing and for the privilege of being able to see it in action. We thank all of you for your prayers and support of this work!