Jesus, Gospel, Clean Water, Burkina Faso, West Africa

Pastor Joshua and a faithful ‘Church’

By Paul Richardson | Feb 8, 2018

One of our local Pastors, Pastor Joshua, dreamed one night that a great wind had carried him to a village that we had no church in. (name withheld for security reasons) The next morning he woke up and went to that village as he felt God had called him to go there through the dream.…

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Raise Your Hand

Amazing and Encouraging Day!

By Paul Richardson | Dec 14, 2017

After the pastor explained the gospel message of salvation he asked if anyone wanted to receive Christ as their personal Savior. Right away this Naba, village royalty, leader, shot his hand up in the air and proudly kept it there! Later the leaders (there were four of them that came to the trike distribution today)…

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Community Garden

By Paul Richardson | Dec 13, 2017

 This Pastor helps to oversee the work that is happening in a garden that benefits local widows. There has been remarkable progress in the widows/women’s garden as this patch of land was just hard, dry, rocky, desolate ground in October. Now after just two months look at the lush, healthy, producing garden! Remarkable! These women…

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Drilling for Clean Water

Physical and Spiritual Water

By Paul Richardson | Nov 14, 2017

This group of hardworking, generous men spent a week out drilling wells for people who need access to clean water. They worked long days, sleeping on camp cots, setting up and tearing down camp, moving to four different villages and providing four successful wells to the thirsty. They also took care of John while he…

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Help Engage Burkina


By Paul Richardson | Nov 6, 2017

This story is of a little girl name Virginia and the village of Koumana. Virigina is five years old and this photo of her was taken this April. As you can see she is adorable. This is where our first summer team of this season went to erect a metal structure with a tin pan…

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For Burkina Faso


By Paul Richardson | Nov 6, 2017

We met this young man, Douba, two years ago right after he had been bitten by a poisonous snake. The village he was in did not have the cattle prod, so they amputated his leg to save his life. He was 20 years old at the time. Now, finally two years later, though it has…

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Handicap Bicycle


By engageburkina | Aug 30, 2014

We have been praying for an opportunity to tackle some of the most difficult circumstances we have encountered in Burkina. I believe now we have the beginnings of an incredible solution to some huge challenges. Going to Burkina Faso is a life changing experience. For me, the realization that so many people were living poor…

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Woman at a well


By engageburkina | Mar 13, 2014

Recently, I was listening to a talk from the 2012 Global Leadership Summit put on by Willow Creek Community Church. Author Sheryl WuDunn was speaking and said this, “50% of water wells fail within one year.” She wasn’t speaking about water. In fact, she was talking about something else entirely. Author WuDunn just threw it…

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Woman using a well


By engageburkina | Feb 26, 2014

One of the things that we have learned from first-hand experience while working to provide water in Burkina Faso, West Africa are some of the difficulties that occur between people of different belief. It was a bit of a surprise when some of the Engage Burkina Team pulled into a village with a team of…

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