Pictures: these 2 press pictures really summarize what happened here last week; Doing school work at home; and dress up the cat;
Dear friends and prayer partners,
We just went through a suspenseful time here! After the resignation of the president on Friday October 31st we were confused about who of 2 military leaders was going to be the transition president. The borders closed and on Sunday afternoon, shots were heard around the TV station when a group of protesters were pushing another ‘president’ forward to give a declaration on TV. An a positive note, the whole city came out to clean up the streets after the massive protests, the city never looked cleaner! On Monday, it seemed like normal life started again and we had a peaceful week. We are waiting on how the political situation will develop. It seems to be hard to find a civilian leader who can lead the country through a year of transition until the next elections. Thanks for your prayers.
We are very thankful that Peter was able to leave on Monday! He is with Lydia in Germany for the moment and will be back in Belgium on Monday, where Dr. Jacob will join him from France. Dr. Jacob is graduating as a cardiologist in a few weeks. They will speak in a few places together about the work of Paam Laafi. On Thursday, Nov 13th they will travel to the US where they will visit Liesbeth first, and then do several presentations in the Oak Hills church community in San Antonio, TX and in churches in Pensacola, FL.
If everything stays quiet, we will receive the visit of Jan and Naomi Van der Flaas, a medical lab tech and nurse from Belgium. They will be here 3 weeks.
The children are doing fine, they were really glad to go back to school after days inside the house. We also noticed that their revolution-specific vocabulary expanded in 3 languages!
We are also starting to count down the days for Liesbeth and Lydia’s visit at Christmas.
We appreciate your numerous reactions and thank you for the prayer support, and we are looking forward to hear from you too!
Lots of greetings from all of us,
Peter, Ineke, Liesbeth, Lydia, Jiska and Phebe
Please take note of the change in the way to support from the US (see below)
firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
for the US: In the US: www.sim.org on GIVE SUPPORT in main menu, click donate, click “online giving”, click on “SIM USA”, click on “Give to a project”, Choose country “Burkina Faso” in drop down menu, enter project ID “93931”, click on “Give” next to “Health for All” project
for the UK: through ‘Stewardship’, account number is 20121779 (Julie Khan Giving Services Advisor – Recipient Support Tel: 020 8502 8560) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
for Belgium (via Tearfund):
IBAN BE41 4359 1900 0110, Swift KREDBEBB
mentioning ‘peter en ineke, code 25 vds for personal support, code 71pl becomes 71008 for the hospital and code 73pl becomes 73015 for the mobile clinics
Thank you for your support!