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News from Ouagadougou 89

Posted by on Thursday June 5th, 2014

Pictures: Bibata at the official opening of the hospital in January; General Assembly of Paam Laafi (2 pictures); the last EDGE of this year; violin recital, Phebe is one of the four students; Jiska and Phebe at the dance recital (the posters in the room are made by them)
Dear friends,

The month of June has arrived! This means that the girls school is almost over, the hot season is coming to an end (?) and the rainy season is coming.
We’ll start with the sad news this time. Peter’s first patient in the hospital has suddenly deceased after 7 months. Bibata, 20, was in treatment since early October, she had so often stopped by for her medication for a form of leukemia. For her condition she was doing quite well. She must have died of a splenic laceration, her spleen was still enlarged as a result of her illness. It was hard for the team. The entire team visited her family in the nearby village, and it was a big encouragement for them all. They also heard that the family thought it was such a miracle was that she had lived for those last seven months, they all expected she would die in October. They were very grateful for the care and the love she has received.
The Good news is that the ‘Association Paam Laafi’ had its official General Assembly on May 31st and that this is going to help for paperwork that we have yet to receive from different agencies . The organization seeks to get a “reconnaissance d’utilité publique ‘, so we won’t have to pay a ridiculous amount of taxes.
We also feel that we have a subscription for coinciding political demonstrations of the opposition. On the 18th of January and last Saturday May 31st tens of thousands of people came together to show that they want a change of president and against the change of the Constitution in which the current president can stay. Fortunately, this time again everything went smoothly. Please pray for this further ..
The month of May has also flown by with recitals of the children at school and with the violin class. We also held the last EDGE worship night with the young people from the youth group. That was a special night, even with a farewell to those who graduate or leave. Our children have participated in this and enjoyed it.
Last Monday, Ineke’s mother arrived, she will stay for three weeks of which one week will overlap with Liesbeth and Lydia’s visit. We are looking look forward to it! We’ll skip this summer’s visit to Belgium and then next summer (2015) come as a family. Lydia will begin her college studies and we can help her on the way. We look forward to a summer here with them.

Many greetings from us all, God bless!
Peter, Ineke, Liesbeth, Lydia, Jiska and Phebe Van Dingenen

PS: please note the changed codes below

Peter and Ineke Van Dingenen
06 BP 9369
Ouagadougou 06, Burkina Faso
00226 50 36 20 03 ,

for the UK: through ‘Stewardship’, account number is 20121779 (Julie Khan Giving Services Advisor – Recipient Support Tel: 020 8502 8560) E-mail:
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!

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