Joany and Pascaline and the Wemptenga Zone 1 churches surprised me with a gigantic and spectacular 20th anniversary party for the years we have been working with our Burkinabe brothers and sisters. 20 years ago we began this delightful journey with Pastor Pawentaore. Every year the joy increases and the love grows. I am greatly humbled by the generosity demonstrated to me today. When we entered the sanctuary, we discovered that they had beautifully decorated with ribbons, balloons, lights, and powerpoint presentations. Pastor Pawentaore commissioned me as the Honorary Senior Pastor of the Zone 1 churches. Then, out of hiding, each zone pastor came forward with a deeply moving presentation of a gift. I didn’t know what to say or how to react. Then the entire church prayed, with loud voices, for Paula, and all four of our children. They then prayed for MCA, Alaska, and the United States. WOW!
The stage was decorated beautifully.
Aunt Pascaline giving Danee’ her special and meaningful hat.
Danee’ celebrating with a Zone 1 pastor’s daughters.