Meeting with Parents at Deaf School, Burkina Faso

December 17, 2009

While we were visiting the Deaf School in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on our last day the parents of the children were invited to a meeting on Saturday morning. Deaf children in Burkina Faso are looked upon as outcast in society, primarily because it is so hard to live in general. Their own families also consider deaf children outcasts.

We had on the trip the leader of teaching deaf children for the Great State of Wyoming (Janine Cole). Janine was able to speak to them through interpreters and explain that their deaf children are equal to their other children. They were very appreciative of Janine’s words and several mothers and fathers spoke about how their deaf child is mistreated, including in their own families. This was a very moving time when the parents gave their testimonies.  Another WOW time among numerous others during our trip.

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Ouagadougou Deaf School

December 10, 2009

While visiting the deaf school in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, we had the pleasure of interacting with the children everyday. They are a motivation to be around as they have open minds to be taught and are so excited to have people around to be with them. They give so much of themselves to everyone who come to see them.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves for the rights of all who are destitute.”                                                                           Proverbs 31:8

Children at Deaf School

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Village Banken- Outside Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

December 1, 2009

Elder's meeting

While visiting a village that our Church, Grace Chapel and The Gemach Project (thegemachproject.org) support, an elderly woman spoke to us while meeting with the village elders. The elders asked if anyone had something to say. This woman among others stood up and addressed the group as they have had interest free loans support from Gemach and also after a terrible storm had lost buildings and food etc and Grace Chapel members came to their support.

She began by saying ” If every strand of hair on my head were a tongue, I would not have enough tongues to thank you enough for what you have done to help us” Wow- It was a very emotional moment for everyone, and we were so grateful to see what God is doing …


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