"If you go to work on your goals,
your goals will go to work on you.
If you go to work on your plan,
your plan will go to work on you....
Whatever good things we build
end up building us."
For some time, now, the association of Gourmantché language churches in several villages out near the Burkina Faso-Niger border have been meeting in buildings like the one above.
We were delighted, when, on their own initiative, two of the village churches decided to build more solid, stable buildings for worship. They constructed the foundation and the walls and then came to the mission, asking if we'd be able to help them finance the roofs for two buildings.
Here is the first church construction - financed and completed by the people themselves;
this is the second church building, in a neighboring village.
Tim, on behalf of the mission, was encouraged and delighted to be able to present to the elders of these two local fellowships the money that will enable them to roof their places of worship.
It is our prayer that as messages are shared,
as God's Word is taught, learned and written on the hearts
of the followers, learners and seekers
who will gather and shelter in these two buildings...
the "good things," mud-brick buildings
constructed by the hands of these brothers and sisters in the Lord...
will become tools in the hands of the Master Builder,
building and transforming lives for eternity.