13 June 2011


Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ani Wula!  Today we began language learning with Madame ToĆ©. We have language lessons with her for three hours a day and then spend the afternoons on a language route. Most people speak French, however the primary people group that we are working with speak a language known as Dioula.  This morning we literally did not know a single word in Dioula and then this afternoon we were rooming the streets attempting to have conversations with people we encountered.  Please know....I use the word conversation very loosely!  It was exciting to meet new people today: Marguerite, Antwan, Awa, and many others whose names were basically impossible to pronounce with our limited American tongue.

  • Burkina Faso has recieved rain for the past 3 days
  • Team worship yesterday with the CMF team was encouraging
Prayer Requests:
  • Health and peace for the Burkinabe
  • Continued patience and perseverance in language learning
  • For us to comprehend the "big picture" of what CMF is working at in Burkina

We tried to upload more pictures, but we are having an extremely slow internet connection so hopefully more will come!

Thanks for your prayers and support!


  1. yay! so excited for each update, and i'm rejoicing with these praises...rain is a beautiful thing.

    we're continuing to pray for you and your team and the burkinabe. you are all precious to us.

  2. Dusty and AndreaJune 14, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    L and L,

    Seems like so far, so good! We will continue to pray for you and the communities you serving!

    Dusty and Andrea

  3. Thanks for the update. As always you guys are in our prayers. We will pray that the language lessons go well and that you will be able to converse and minister to the people you encounter.

    We love you lots and can't wait to see more pictures and hear more about what is going on with CMF.