“Thank you for carrying us in your hearts,” says Siaka Traore, MWC regional representative for Central and West Africa. Mennonite World Conference members are invited to gather together Online Prayer Hour, 18 November 2022.
This event will briefly feature sharing about Burkina Faso from Natacha Wendyam Kyendrebeogo. A member of the Église Évangélique Mennonite du Burkina Faso congregation in Ouagadougou, she recently completed a YAMEN term as French language specialist with the MWC Assembly registration team.
At the end of September, Burkina Faso underwent a second coup in less than a year. Violence from political ideologies has been growing in the region. Anti-colonizer sentiment is on the rise. And the United Nations has raised alarm about food shortages and hunger.
In the midst of this stressful time, the people of MWC member church Église Évangélique Mennonite du Burkina Faso minister and witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.
“Hearing the cries from brothers and sisters in other places puts our own cries into perspective,” says Arli Klassen, regional representatives coordinator and online prayer hour co-organizer.
“We invite praying people to join us at this online meeting – you don’t need to be a church leader to listen, intercede and share the burdens of the global family,” says Tigist Tesfaye, Deacons Commission secretary and online prayer hour co-organizer.
Upcoming MWC online prayer hour events:
- Friday 18 November 2022 (Standard time)
- Friday 20 January 2023 (Standard time)
- Friday 17 March 2023
- Friday 19 May 2023 (Daylight saving time)