Christian World Outreach launches new outreach in Africa.

By May 9, 2005

Burkina Faso (MNN)–Christian World Outreach’s Greg Yoder says a lot can happen in a year. The dream of a vocational training center in Burkina Faso is fast becoming a reality.

CWO just broke ground on the project, a year after two tribal chiefs (pictured right) donated ten acres of property for both the center and an orphanage.

The complex will minister to hundreds of people from the villages in an area outside of Ouagadougou known as Yimdi.

Yoder explains that such complexes are beneficial to many outlying villages. “Not all these kids are orphans, but their families are willing to let them live away from them for a while so that they can get an education so that they can come back to the village and help the people in the village. What we would do is continue that education.”

Yoder acknowleges the complex could take a while to build. CWO received a generous gift that will allow them to drill a well on the property and then, as funds become available, to begin construction of the buildings.

Right now, they’re raising the money and looking for short-term teams willing to donate some muscle. “Pray that God would lead us to the right people to be the teachers and leaders. We minister to the whole person and help with their physical needs and then share the Gospel as well.”

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