Burkina Faso, West Africa


Update: Stonecrest CDC (Community Development Corporation)
Sends $10,000 in Emergency Food Relief
to Burkina Faso – June 2020

June 2020: Last week 127 refugees fled the jihadists violence to take refuge in the village of Godin, in the commune of Ziga in the central north of Burkina Faso. In this new host village, widow Sarata is not afraid of dying by gunshot, but her 4 children who are very young are at risk of dying from diarrhea, guinea worm or cholera.


Fati and her sisters


After the death of their 2 parents killed by the terrorists, Fati, thé eldest finds herself in the protective role for her 3 sisters. They go to get water from a pond while waiting for the end of the drilling of the safe water well offered by Engage Burkina to the refugees.


widow Awa with tears

How was this possible, if not God's intervention in my life. I who had almost nothing to eat with my children. I thank God because we will not starve, said widow Awa with tears.

This man could not stop crying thanking God and the donors when he received corn, brand, oil, mats, soap, and 5,000 F from Engage Burkina / Envision CMA.


This man could not stop crying thanking God and the donors when he received corn, brand, oil, mats, soap, and 5,000 F from Engage Burkina / Envision CMA.


pastor Paul and Issa giving mats to windows



Like all refugees, these widow will no longer spread the leaves of the trees on the ground to sleep. They received mats from the hands of pastor Paul and Issa. What a change in their living conditions. They bless Engage Burkina.


I accept Jesus in my life


I do not understand why they insist that the God of Christians is not true? To me He is more than true. I see his love for me and my grandchildren. Jesus died to give me live while they are chasing me to take my life. I'm now convinced and I accept Jesus in my life.


pastor Paul speaks


It was time to listen to the message of love of God for the refugees given by pastor Paul, a time of emotions and decision where 57 people ran to the call of Pastor Paul to give their lives to Jesus. Over 300 people heard the message of God.


money to grind corn


As all the refugee families, this man is receiving money donated by Engage Burkina to help him to grind corn he received.


refugees in cart


They have covered more than 150 km. They fled on donkey cart or by foot leaving everything behind to escape the murderous madness of the djhadists.



When we finished with the distribution of corn and other items to our shock another group of people arrived the majority being women and children who fled their villages and fled death to join up with these refugees. How can man become a wolf after other people that God created? Does the love of God include also these terrorists if they come to repent one day?? I suffer with these questions as I see he terror. ( this was my business agent turning these questions over in his mind)


pastor praying for people


Refugees yesterday during the gospel proclamation: Pastor Paul praying for the new believer in Jesus. This is all from the distribution! Thank you for giving hope to these people and many are coming to Christ!!!!!


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