Students get some much needed R&R

(From Steve, team leader – lightly edited) Good evening from Burkina Faso. We just arrived back at our hotel from the restaurant where our entire team ate this evening. We were there an exceptionally long time due to heavy rain (this is probably the beginning of Burkina Faso’s big rainy season) and power outages that prevented the cooks from getting … Read More

Matthew IrvineStudents get some much needed R&R

New arrivals and new opportunities

(From Steve, team leader – lightly edited) Good evening to all from Burkina Faso. Kerry (the 3rd missionary working with our team in B.F.) has been with our student team in the village of Bouldie from yesterday afternoon to this afternoon. No direct news from the village today, but we are assuming and believing that everyone on the team is … Read More

Matthew IrvineNew arrivals and new opportunities

Update on our college students

(From Barbara, team leader – lightly edited) Steve, David (missionary) and I have just returned from eating the evening meal at an African restaurant. David and I ordered African dishes; Steve went with spaghetti and meat sauce. I had some delicious riz gras (a great rice dish with lots of stuff in it and David had baked fish with cooked … Read More

Matthew IrvineUpdate on our college students

Military Spouse Day, 2007

A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America America’s military spouses inspire our Nation with their sense of duty and deep devotion to our country. On Military Spouse Day, we honor the husbands and wives of those who wear the uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States. The husbands and wives of our service members … Read More

Jack HelmerMilitary Spouse Day, 2007

Military Missions Network (MMN)

These guys are on to something. Their vision is to get local churches, military chaplains and para-church organizations to work together to provide a more effective ministry to our service men and women and their families. Why hasn’t this been done already!?! The MMN describes this as three streams of ministry merging together to form a mighty river. Each “stream” … Read More

Jack HelmerMilitary Missions Network (MMN)

No news is good news in Burkina Faso

(From Barbara, team leader – lightly edited) I am writing again tonight for Steve and me. It is about 9:15 p.m. local time…we had to wait about 30 minutes more in the hotel restaurant before coming to the room because the electricity went out and it was too dark to get up from the table and come to our room. … Read More

Matthew IrvineNo news is good news in Burkina Faso

Arrival in Koudougou for Barbara and Steve

(From Barbara, team leader – lightly edited) It is 8:15 p.m. local time in Koudougou. Although we thought we would have a working phone in our hotel room, we do not so we are going to have to try to connect at a little telecenter nearby. We had a 2 hour orientation this morning in Ouaga before leaving for the … Read More

Matthew IrvineArrival in Koudougou for Barbara and Steve

On the move to their mission sites

(From Steve, team leader – lightly edited) Good morning from Ouagadougou. It is 7:00 a.m. here and we are all beginning to wake up and get the day started after a good night of sleep. Barbara feels better this morning, but is still not 100%. Please continue to pray that the antibiotic that she is taking will work and than … Read More

Matthew IrvineOn the move to their mission sites

Safe and sound

(From Steve, team leader – lightly edited) I wanted to send a quick note to say that we arrived in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, right on time today. The trip was long and very tiring, but we all arrived safely. Tomorrow, we will hit the ground running with ministry and outreach. David and Tami, 2 of our IMB career missionaries for … Read More

Matthew IrvineSafe and sound

Arrival in Burkina Faso

While we haven’t received an update from the team, they were scheduled to have touched down in Ouagadougou, the capital city, 25 minutes ago at 4:35pm local time. There is a 5 hour time difference between Belton and Burkina Faso. Again, we request your prayers for the West Africa mission team, and we thank you for your continued support of … Read More

Matthew IrvineArrival in Burkina Faso