Mission et l'Eglise Mennonite en Burkina Faso
Mission et l'Eglise Mennonite en Burkina Faso (Mennonite Mission and Church in Burkina Faso) The first missionaries from Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM) arrived in Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) during the latter part of 1978. After having had formal French studies in France these four missionaries and one child had to learn the local trade language of Dioula (Jula). Orodara, the capital city of the Province of Kenedougou, was chosen as their base.
The goal of the work was to establish churches throughout the province where both the spiritual and the physical needs of the people would be ministered to. In 1980 the first congregation was organized, and later in the decade three more began.
In 1984 the mission (church) was officially recognized by the government. Within the church organization there is equal representation of both national and foreign people on the board (1988). There were more than 40 members in the four congregations (1988). Along with local discipleship training, two of the members have gone to Bible school and one attended seminary in Bangui, Central African Republic.
Mennonite World Handbook Supplement. Strasbourg, France, and Lombard, IL: Mennonite World Conference, 1984: 18.
|Author(s)||Dennis L Rempel|
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Rempel, Dennis L. "Mission et l'Eglise Mennonite en Burkina Faso." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 22 Nov 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mission_et_l%27Eglise_Mennonite_en_Burkina_Faso&oldid=58950.
Rempel, Dennis L. (1987). Mission et l'Eglise Mennonite en Burkina Faso. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 November 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mission_et_l%27Eglise_Mennonite_en_Burkina_Faso&oldid=58950.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 595. All rights reserved.
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