Getting Ready to Go
DAK Ministry Update November 27, 2012
As I get ready to leave for Burkina on November 30, I just want to share with you highlights of the last few weeks - a bit about our support progress, my fantastic visit to the U.S., and news from Daniel in Burkina.
Support Update As of Dec 1, we have received just a little under one half (1/2) of our targeted goal for the year of 2012 (up from 1/4 at the beginning of October!). If we factored in the superb 'in kind' support we received during our time in North America it would be over half I am sure! - Loan of a car for which I drove more than 4000 kilometres, lodging and food throughout my stay was for the most part covered by family and friends. And those who say they pray for us every day continue to amaze me. A very big thank-you for the interest you have shown in our ministry in Burkina Faso and West Africa!
We will see how the Lord provides in December! As some of you consider giving this month, - if you would like to know the amount needed yet to reach our goal for 2012, we will be happy to give you the details and answer any questions.
Visiting the U.S. of A.
Wow, what a trip! Three weeks and two days, 13 beds, over 4000 kilometres (2500+ miles). Being hosted by and visiting aunts and uncles and cousins, conservative and liberal Mennonites, retired folk, a farmer couple, former MCC colleagues from Burkina, new friends and old, many of whom I had not seen for more than 8 years. This trip was long overdue! Thanks all of you for making this trip a wonderful experience and to Mennonite Mission Network for providing travel support for this trip.
- Meeting with and being hosted by Mr and Mrs Joel Martin (Mifflin, PA), the founder of a new Anabaptist Bible translation organization (!) called All- Nations Bible Translatiaon (see allnationsbibletranslation.org).
- Great Uncle Chester Wenger (Lancaster) at 94 years, standing straight as an arrow, with his dear wife Aunt Sara Jane listening intently as I answered their question about how I got into missions. He also shared of their early experiences as missionaries in Ethiopia. I wished I had had enough time to hear more.
- Sharing formally about our ministry at Scottdale Mennonite PA, Willowsprings Mennonite near Tiskilwa, IL, First Mennonite in Champaign-Urbana, IL, and Mennonite Mission Network offices in Elkhart, IN.
- Watching my cousin watching with bated breath as the election results came in....
- Visiting Samaritan Ministries in Peoria, a health sharing ministry that we are part of, and who wonderfully will find people to cover for Daniel's medical expenses incurred while he was in Canada.
- Superb hosting and reconnections in Champaign-Urbana including: the Linguistics professor that got me into grad school at the University of Illinois - Eyamba Bokamba, formerly from the Congo, and Anita Glaze, specialist in Senufo art, whom I had worked for as an assistant many years ago.
- Last minute change of plans to visit missionary alumni (AIMM) in Berne, Indiana, including Anna V. Leichty, age 97, and still playing the piano! Thanks to new friends who helped to make this happen.
- And then the Society of Biblical Literature meetings at McCormick place in Chicago. What a huge gathering of people all interested in the Bible! Made good contacts especially in the Bible Translation sessions, presented my paper, shared a hotel room with fellow Menno women Bible scholars. (paper will be posted on my website shortly). By the way, of all three Bible translations sessions, I was the only one representing Africa, AND the only woman presenting!!
Meanwhile back in Burkina
Daniel has been busy building - rebuilding the student residence at
the Apostolic Mission Bible School and putting electricity in his newly
built church at Teedpaosgo (suburb of Ouaga). He was excited to receive
visitors from Canadian Mennonite University (Outtatown program) in the
month of November. He says:
And soon I will join him! My home church, Listowel Mennonite,
commissioned me (and Daniel in absentia) on Nov 25 for our ministry
under Commission to Every Nation, just before my return to Burkina on
November 30. As soon as I get back, I will be working on Translation
Notes of 2 Samuel for SIL, and on some of my own resources so they can
be posted on a website for translators. Plans are to go to Jos, Nigeria
in mid January to work with the Ngas translation team.
Thank-you again for your hospitality, your interest, your support, and your prayers as we seek to be God's instruments of love in West Africa.
God's special blessings to each one of you,
Anne and Daniel Kompaoré
Sharing God's Word through teaching, pastoring, and Bible translation
Commission to Every Nation and Mennonite Mission Network
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