A ministry issues call for a medical team to help in Burkina Faso.

By October 5, 2006

Burkina Faso (MNN)–Burkina Faso has a large Muslim population, however, the evangelical church is growing rapidly. The country struggles with high unemployment and the continual fight against HIV/AIDS.

Christian World Outreach established a ministry there and helped established a medical clinic that treats 15-hundred patients a month.

The facility also houses an optical office. Typically, an African doctor oversees the clinic, but sheer volume makes help a necessity.

CWO’s Greg Yoder says they’re looking at taking a short-term team over to help the staff soon. “One thing we’re looking for is ten to 12 doctors, dentists nurses, physical assistants, whatever, that could be able to diagnose and treat people in Burkina. We’re planning to go in February of 2007.”

But dealing with the physical needs is just one part of their vision. Yoder says their staff finds ways to reach out with life-changing hope. “They play the JESUS Film and other shows on a TV set that’s there so while people are waiting, they hear that. They also have a pastor on staff–a counselor that’s able to share the Gospel with people.”

More than treating the symptoms, the team has been treating the causes of the problems–spiritually and physically. Because poverty and unemployment is a pervasive issue there, CWO decided to build a vocational training center.

The ministry was given 10 acres of land to build a center that will minister to hundreds of people from the villages in an area outside of Ouagadougou known as Yimdi.

In addition to the medical work CWO conducts leadership training seminars, youth events and crusades. If you want more details on the needs for this medical missions trip, click here.

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