Spring 2006

Several positive things have transpired at the Fundamental Baptist Church of Dassasgo.

  • We had three different days of baptism with nine adults following their Lord in believer’s baptism.
  • Alexis started a young teen’s Sunday School class.
  • We celebrated Easter with a great attendance on the bus route.
  • Mike and Pam Hillhouse arrived in Burkina Faso to begin their ministry here.
  • We moved into a new rental house for both the church and the Institute.

On March 26, 2006, Alexandre wanted to be baptized before he planned move to Fada.

Therefore we made a special baptism time for him right after the services.

Then the following week, April 02, 2006, we had our scheduled baptism with three adults being scripturally baptized; Celestin, Flore and Zacharie.

April 16, 2006, we celebrated Easter with a great attendance on the bus route even though

the overall attendance was lower than normal.

Several people greeting each

other after the services

Mary playing games with some of the junior church children right outside of our gate

Mary with Aicha and Mouni;

two children who have been faithful since our

first services two years ago

David, our tallest Bible student, standing

with Paul, our smallest.

 

On June 18, 2006 we had our third baptism with five adults publicly identifying

with Jesus Christ and our church.

After the services and baptism we went to our house to celebrate with a feast and fellowship.

Pam, her daughter Aubrey, and Kadi

Our daughters, Hannah and Rebekah, with Cecile and her sister, who visited for her baptism, and Aubrey, who has quickly become a rising star among our family and friends at the church.

Several of the men posing for a picture.  Front row (from left): Harouna, Paul and Ferdinand Second row: Emmanuel, Alexis, Alexandre, Ghislain

Mike and Pam Hillhouse have adjusted well to Burkina.  They have been readily accepted by the church family, as well as the Institute men.  It is a great encouragement to have them here in Burkina Faso.

Alexandre in our homemade baptistery

Alexis with three of his students:

Caleb, Ali and Everiste

Celestin in the baptistery

Douninoma, Marcelline, and Sabine, observing the baptisms, with several of the children

Here are the five new members of the Fundamental Baptist Church of Dassasgo; Cecile, Louise, Mariam, Marcelline, and Ferdinand.

Pam, her daughter Aubrey, and Kadi

Our daughters, Hannah and Rebekah, with Cecile and her sister, who visited for her baptism, and Aubrey, who has quickly become a rising star among our family and friends at the church.

Several of the men posing for a picture.  Front row (from left): Harouna, Paul and Ferdinand Second row: Emmanuel, Alexis, Alexandre, Ghislain