February 1, 2018
How ACTS Ministry Is Supporting the Poor and Vulnerable in Burkina Faso
When you purchase books and Bibles from Tyndale House, you help support mission work across the globe—including the work of Joanna Ilboudo in Burkina Faso, a land-locked country in West Africa.
Sensing the need for Christian content in her culture, Joanna launched a Christian magazine in Burkina Faso. The goal of the magazine was to give the church a voice in addressing the many challenges the people faced. During this time, the blight of AIDS was ravaging her country, and as she writing about these issues, she was confronted with many widows and orphans who needed help. Out of her meager means, she tried to support some of them, but this kindled in Joanna the passion for developing a larger ministry that addressed the physical and spiritual needs of the hurting people in Burkina Faso.
As Joanna was reading her Bible, specifically in the book of Acts, she was struck by the solidarity of the early church in helping all of the believers. As Joanna recalled, “If we can bring people of the church together to address the poverty that is around us, we can break the cycle of AIDS.”
Today, ACTS ministry in Burkina Faso has programs for feeding hundreds of orphans, and empowering women through economic activity and professional training.
Tyndale House Foundation has been supporting Joanna and her work for many years. Your purchase of Tyndale books and Bibles allows the Foundation to make grants to ministry organizations like ACTS, so that hurting people can be served in Jesus’ name. Learn more HERE>>