Update 1:

God has allowed us to buy a piece of property for the new church plant that is very close to the house that we are renting out right now for the church. While we understand that the church is not the building, but the people, a building is a very important way to help the new churches become indigenous and stable for the future. Our plan is to get the members of the new church as involved as possible in the work. We will be having several work days at the property to prepare for the construction and will be taking up offerings to help pay for the different work that needs done. But your brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso need your help! Would you please prayerfully ask God what He would have you invest to help with the construction of this church building?

If you would be interested in investing in the new ministry in Bobo, you can send gifts to Vision Baptist Missions at:

P.O. Box 442 Alpharetta, GA 30009

and mark Burkina Faso Church Fund in the memo lines. All money sent will be used only for the construction of the church buildings. 

You can also give online at visionmissions.com and select Jason and Charity Rishel from the dropdown box.

Thank you so much for allowing the Lord to use you!

 

Introduction:

As we rejoice over the victories that God has given at the church in Zagtouli, we are keeping an eye on the future and the work that still needs done in Burkina. God has greatly burdened our hearts for the second largest city of Burkina Faso, Bobo-Dioulasso. Bobo is a city that is predominately Muslim, but there is still a lot of tribal, animistic religion in the city and surrounding areas. Surrounded by several other large towns, Bobo and the surrounding area are home to over a million Burkinabés. Yet there is very little, if any, Gospel light reaching the people of this city. We are excited to be able to go to Bobo when we return from our furlough to continue to start churches and train men for the ministry!

What is the need?

The biggest need is prayer. Pray for God to open doors for us as we go to the city. The right contact can make a huge difference in getting settled in and finding land. Pray for God to start working in the hearts of people in Bobo. Pray that God will raise up pastors for the churches.

Another big need is the financial side. Our long term goal is to establish strong churches in Bobo who will be able to start more churches. But until we have that, we ask for your help. We will need to buy land and build the church buildings. During our furlough, our goal is to raise $75,000. Here is a breakdown of those needs:

  • Land: $30,000
  • Building (construction/architectural work): $35,000
  • Taxes/permits: $10,000

Lord willing, we will be able to complete the first church for less than this. Any money that is left over will be kept in the Burkina Faso Church Fund for the next church in Bobo.

All money sent to this account will be used only for land and buildings to start new churches. You can either send a one time investment for this project or support the Burkina Faso Church Fund on a monthly basis. If you would be interested in investing in the new ministry in Bobo, you can send gifts to Vision Baptist Missions at:

P.O. Box 442 Alpharetta, GA 30009

You can put Burkina Faso Church Fund in the memo lines. You can also give online at visionmissions.com.