It started in 1983. That was
the first time I went to Burkina
Faso. Then, after a few years of
writing back and forth to a Burkina Pastor,
the Lord had me go back. Now
after more than 20 years-my wife and
I are still going. We have built
around 400 churches...roofs. That has
been the main focus of our ministry
...roofs. Most of the churches are
around 1000 square feet. Most are made
of mud brick and most of them are located in
the `bush`. The churches are used for
services almost everyday. They can hold
up to 200 people. Many times they are
the only main structure in the
What a blessing that has been for
us. To be able to give the roofs and see how the
Lord has used it to build His Kingdom. (I Cor 3:11
For no one can lay a foundation other than that
which is laid, which is Jesus Christ)
Besides giving roofs, we do
teachings for pastors . During the years we
have had over 50 pastors come from the US to see
the ministry and to teach other pastors. Some of
the pastors have come more than once.
All of the pastors that came have been blessed, and
all of them have blessed the Burkinabe.
Besides that-we teach in the Bible
schools. Many of the students that we taught
have been pastors now-for years.
Jerry and Jan in the Bush
So, our ministry has been
churches-putting on roofs.
pastors at pastor conferences.
- Teaching at the Bible schools
- Helping to
- Burkinabe and
- Feeding the
people-during famine times.
The time is not over-yet.
The Lord has us still going back and continuing the
work in Africa.
It is a mission that both Jan and
myself never dreamed would be our life`s