Sunday, June 21, 2009

Children's Ministry at the Centre

I've spent the past week at the "centre" in the non-zoned area of Ouaga. It is an outreach of Grace Baptist Church. Each day they cook A TON of food and feed it to whatever kids show up! Every day this week there's been over 400 kids! For some of the children, this is the only meal of the day that they receive... I guess the hardest part for me is when the pot runs out, and 50 or so children are turned away without anything to eat...

Before each meal, we act out a different story of the Bible and share about God's love with the children. This week we are going to share the gospel with them! After they eat, we play games and hang out with them until dinner (Picture this: organized games, 400 kids.. that don't speak English... AHHHH!) The purpose of our doing that is in hopes of them inviting us to their home in the evenings so that we can meet their family and hopefully build a relationship and share the Good News with them! So far I have had the opportunity to meet at least one family each day! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness! Here are some pictures of the past week!

Maybe this will help you get an idea of just what 400 kids looks like!
The kids leave their bowls on the ground to mark their spot in line.This little girl, Jamila, has completely stolen my heart!
Nothing like the food in Africa! Top left: To (pronounced "toe".. yes.. I ate something called toe!), Top right: bango, Bottom left: ... something with fish in it... i have no idea?!, bottom right: lentils and rice! YUMMY!This is my friend Lydi!Rochelle and I always have fun times pumping our own water at the well! What a workout!!
One more thing: I just wanted to send a big HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to my daddy! I love you! :)


  1. Beautiful pictures - and such a beautiful work you're called to do! I love you!

  2. We miss you Kasey!! You made daddy smile BIG at the end of your note. :) We are praying for you and love you very much!! sounds like things are going good which makes me very happy :)...MISS YOU!!

  3. I'm thankful that things are going well!! It's really good to see huge smiles!! I pray that Jesus continues to shine through you as you share His glorious gospel! And now a good joke: What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence? time to get a new fence hahahahah. Miss you

  4. so glad to hear things are going so well! my prayers are continuously with you!

  5. those faces! just precious! I love you so much and can't wait to hear about all of your experiences in person!!! praying for you every day!

  6. Wow-- sounds like such an exciting time at the centre with 400 sweet kiddos there! LOVE the pictures! Sweet sweet sweet!!!!!

    It looks like you are having a wonderful time. I am praying for you. Love you, friend.

  7. ps- I love the picture of you guys pumping water BAREFOOT. lol.