In honor of Pastor Joany Bazemo, the MCA leadership team planned a very moving memorial service. From beginning to end, God was glorified, we were comforted, and Pastor Joany was remembered.
Pastor Fay prepared a beautiful memorial folder for the service. Pictures of Pastor Joany, the 23rd Psalm in the More’ language, an article about the automobile wreck, and a picture depicting the prophetic word that Joany’s life is now a seed planted which will reap a harvest of honor unto God were included.
In Ouagadougou a couple of weeks ago, I showed the folder to Pastor Pawentaore’. He immediately asked if we would get copies for every member of the Zone 1 church family. God was gracious and we were able to have 2,000 memorial folders printed.
I spoke a message called “The Joany Pledge.” In this message I highlighted the pledges that Joany and I made to each other a few months ago and I invited the congregation to make the same pledge. After the message we announced that everyone could have their own memorial folder.
When I saw how Pastor Philippe had set the memorial folder on the Communion table, my mind thought back to another Man who asked us to remember Him.