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DAK Ministry Update December 31, 2013

Dear Friends,

First of all, the latest news hot off the press! On December 28, 2013, the General Assembly meetings of National Bible Translation and Literacy Association of Burkina Faso (ANTBA-BF) elected a new board. Yep, that's me as part of the new board, as assistant general secretary. I am about as surprised as you might be!

Pictured at left is the new board chairperson, Dr Tassere Emmanuel Sawadogo, saying a few words, surrounded by his team. To the right, the pastors in the assembly are laying hands on us and praying for us. On the far left is Pastor Siaka Traore, president of the Burkina Mennonite Church. Mennonite Pastor Calixte Bananzaro is third from the left. Pastor Abdias Coulibaly is on the far back right (I think!)

I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve ANTBA in this way. At the same time, it will be a huge challenge because ANTBA is currently going through a profound financial crisis. So I will now ask you to join us in prayer for this vital ministry of Bible translation in Burkina.

Many of you know that Daniel was the first director of ANTBA until 1998, and the Sicite translation project that we initiated under the Mennonite Church become one of the first ANTBA translation projects, shortly after our wedding in 1993. This is my first opportunity to serve ANTBA since 2002.

What a way to end the year 2013!

Here are a few more highlights from the year

Thanks again for your prayers and your support all of you! It is so wonderful to have people who believed that our ministry was worth their contribution. For the year 2013, our support went up to 56% of our intended goal, up slightly from last year. The Lord has provided.

Blessings to all of you in this come year 2014. Remember God is with us all the time!

Anne and Daniel Kompaoré

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