Burkina Faso

  • When Helping Hurts

    April 22, 2019

    News & Stories

    Helping others can bring lots of hurt. But if our Lord Jesus didn’t give up, neither should we.

  • A Safe Place for Girls with Nowhere to Turn   

    October 31, 2018

    News & Stories

    An Alliance team is taking steps to support teenage domestic laborers in its city—vulnerable young girls often abused.

  • Prayer is Primary

    Sept/Oct 2018

    Alliance Life

    Prayer requests from Alliance workers around the world

  • How to Defeat Your Worst Enemy

    May 11, 2018

    News & Stories

    God shows His power by answering the prayers of Burkinabè Christians facing persecution.

  • But First, Water

    April 30, 2018

    News & Stories

    An Alliance worker credits a water-well drilling record to answered prayers.

  • Jesus Has Heard Your Prayer

    April 4, 2018

    News & Stories

    “I couldn’t respond when I was on the stretcher, but when I heard your group praying for me I knew I’d be healed.”

  • “I Know God Wants to Heal Me”

    March 28, 2018

    News & Stories

    A young mom had run out of money for her cancer treatments and asked for prayer.

  • Jude’s Two Baptisms

    February 12, 2018

    News & Stories

    An Alliance missionary’s visit to a Burkinabè village changes the direction of a young man’s life, who has been recently baptized into the occult.

  • Burkinabè Youth Suffer for Their Faith

    November 5, 2017

    News & Stories

    God protected a teenaged believer from a death curse, stirring her father’s heart change.

  • Freedom for the Captives

    October 19, 2017

    News & Stories

    Alliance workers help to ensure people are released from spiritual oppression in Jesus’ name in places where spiritist worship prevails.

  • A Tear-Stained Journey

    March 30, 2017

    News & Stories

    A young Burkinabè runaway meets Jesus and finds her home among Alliance believers.

  • Tested by Terror

    January 13, 2017

    News & Stories

    Remembering the terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, one year ago

  • 'Thank You' from West Africa

    January 5, 2017

    News & Stories

    Gifts to the Great Commission Fund (GCF) support Alliance international workers, like those in Burkina Faso who hosted a first-ever Christmas celebration for 700 inmates.

  • Let’s Do This Thing

    December 27, 2016

    News & Stories

    Half her life she’s spent preparing for missions

  • Outreach Unifies Divided Believers

    December 7, 2016

    News & Stories

    “When believers look for ways to work together and find common ground, Christ pours out His blessings; we experienced that in our city.”

  • Pray for Burkina Faso’s Persecuted Widows

    November 6, 2016

    News & Stories

    “I know you are teaching the truth, but the cost of following Christ is too great for me.”

  • Ministries Align to Benefit Deaf Students

    October 29, 2016

    News & Stories

    Two unique development projects in Burkina Faso recently converged—educating deaf youth and equipping young women with practical job skills.

  • Pray for a Spiritual Harvest

    October 17, 2016

    News & Stories

    An Alliance worker revels in the fall season, while grieving West Africans’ failed crops.

  • Remember Your Leaders Well

    October 10, 2016

    News & Stories

    An Alliance international worker in Africa challenges U.S. Alliance people to honor their spiritual leaders during October—Clergy Appreciation Month.

  • Prison Break

    September 14, 2016

    News & Stories

    After facing setbacks to a prison outreach in Burkina Faso, a ministry team witnesses 15 inmates set free in Jesus’ name.

  • You Have a Choice

    September 5, 2016

    News & Stories

    A young Burkinabè believer’s father, a witch doctor, demands his son deny Jesus or die.

  • When Pushed Back, Press Forward

    August 10, 2016

    News & Stories

    An Alliance worker and her team experienced setbacks while leading a youth conference; God sustained them, honoring their perseverance.

  • Praising Church

    June 18, 2016


    In a Christ-transformed village in Burkina Faso, families come to church to pray, sing, dance, and rejoice in the Lord!

  • People of Peace

    June 17, 2016


    Alliance workers in the Kenedougou region of Burkina Faso celebrate God’s faithfulness in multiplying His church.

  • Wells Will Be Dug

    June 16, 2016

    News & Stories

    One of the many ministries you support through your gift to the Great Commission Fund is the digging of clean water wells.

  • Is There Life after Retirement?

    May 25, 2016

    News & Stories

    My wife, Nancy, and I put it off for as long as we could.

  • Churches Will Be Planted

    May 18, 2016

    News & Stories

    One of the many ministries you support through your gift to the Great Commission Fund is church planting.

  • Yaya’s Prayers

    April 28, 2016

    News & Stories

    I was overwhelmed by the children’s fervent intercession for their village.

  • On Kenedougou’s Front Lines

    April 27, 2016

    News & Stories

    Pastors’ wives serve whole-heartedly, despite language and cultural barriers that include traditional fetish practices.

  • Privileged to Work with the Poor

    April 21, 2016

    News & Stories

    We were together, God was present, we were thankful—and that was enough.

  • Unsung Skills, Unheralded Heroes

    March 11, 2016

    News & Stories

    Dick and Lillian Phillips are among a select group of Alliance people who have translated the Bible into another language.

  • Lessons from a Widow

    March 4, 2016

    News & Stories

    Solange is generous to share the little she has to meet the needs of others.

  • Love=Clean Water

    February 29, 2016

    News & Stories

    God’s love compelled the team to travel thousands of miles to install the wells.

  • John Stumbo Video Blog No. 31

    February 12, 2016


    Every good work performed by the Church is rendered worthless if we fail to love. A loving church is a patient church. A loving church is a kind church. A loving church is a humble church.

  • Genuine Religion 

    February 4, 2016

    News & Stories

    We now care for 220 widows and have seen many answers to prayer.

  • Terrorist Attack in Burkina's Capital

    January 16, 2016

    News & Stories

    Will I choose love or will I let hate reign instead?

  • Ministering Light in Death’s Shadow

    December 18, 2015

    News & Stories

    As the young man lay dying, he heard Jesus’ wonderful name—no doubt for the first time.

  • A Night of Intercession in Burkina Faso

    October 22, 2015

    News & Stories

    We’re now hearing stories of how God was answering the prayers of His people.

  • Following Nancy Pierce’s Lead

    October 17, 2015

    News & Stories

    I am thankful as I recall her tireless efforts in teaching, mentoring, and investing in others.

  • Honest Testimony Draws Inmates to God

    September 25, 2015

    News & Stories

    “Do you think Jesus will take me back?” the woman asked.

  • Pray for Peace in Burkina Faso

    September 21, 2015

    News & Stories

    “This could go peacefully if the presidential guard lays down their arms or terribly if they do not.”
    —Al Stombaugh, Africa regional director

  • Pray for Peace in Burkina Faso’s Capital, Ouagadougou

    September 17, 2015

    News & Stories

    Burkina Faso’s president, prime minister, and several ministers were taken hostage yesterday.

  • Summation of a Life Well-Lived

    August 14, 2015

    News & Stories

    To show my gratitude, I want to do for others what you have done for me.

  • Scores of Senufo Saved, Delivered, and Baptized

    August 7, 2015

    News & Stories

    Forsaking the ancestral religion that kept them shackled in fear, demonic curses, and sorcery, Senufo villagers find freedom and restoration in Christ at a small church on “unwanted land” near the Burkina–Mali border.

  • Revival Crosses African Borders

    June 25, 2015

    News & Stories

    Hundreds have come to Christ in 20 villages—5 in Burkina Faso and 15 in Mali.

  • Wellsprings in a Dry Season

    March 27, 2015

    News & Stories

    “Deeds and words” ministry efforts in Burkina Faso are seeing increasing results.

  • A Season of Harvest

    Mar/Apr 2015

    Alliance Life

    When we stepped off the plane in August 2000 into hot and steamy Ouagadougou (the capital of Burkina Faso), we […]

  • From Shame to Hope

    Mar/Apr 2015

    Alliance Life

    Updated: January 8, 2018 Born into one of the world’s poorest countries, Ami left home to find work when she […]

  • The John 3:16 Answer

    February 19, 2015

    News & Stories

    I heard the good news for the first time!

  • Honoring a Quiet Hero

    February 16, 2015

    News & Stories

    Mary passed away among the people she most loved.

  • Prayer Is Primary

    Jan/Feb 2015

    Alliance Life

    Bosnia In the town of Maglaj (pronounced “mag-lye”), 80 houses were destroyed by floods, forcing families to move in with […]

  • Derribando Fortalezas

    December 3, 2014


    Dios está llamando a los habitantes de Burkina Faso a que regresen a Él. A medidas que el Espíritu Santo habló a los miembros de una nueva congregación, estos se decidieron a propagar el evangelio entre su propia gente. Observa como trabajadores y ciudadanos comparten las historias de como su poderoso Salvador los libertó de sus ataduras espirituales.

  • Burkina Faso: “A Sense of Hopefulness”

    November 7, 2014

    News & Stories

    “There is a feeling of calm for now . . ,” an Alliance worker reports.

  • Burkina President Resigns

    October 31, 2014

    News & Stories

    President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation; Alliance workers are safe.

  • Protesters Burn Parliament in Burkina Faso

    October 30, 2014

    News & Stories

    Massive protests are taking place in Burkina Faso over the president’s efforts to change the country’s constitution to extend his 27-year rule.

  • Breaking the Chains

    October 16, 2014

    News & Stories

    “It is so evident to our prison ministry team that God loves the lost.”

  • Love Wins

    October 7, 2014

    News & Stories

    A convert from West Africa’s predominant faith reminds us of what it’s all about—Jesus’ love.

  • Churches Overflowing in Burkina

    September 26, 2014

    News & Stories

    “Many people are coming to Christ each week.”

  • Words and Wells

    September 18, 2014

    News & Stories

    Digging a well is a wonderful way to show God’s love to the people of Burkina Faso.

  • Youth Help Build African Churches

    September 3, 2014

    News & Stories

    “Prayer is powerful, and that was one of the main things I took away from this trip.”

  • A Thief’s Encounter

    September 2, 2014

    News & Stories

    Spiritual attacks have not lessened since the church has grown.

  • No Other Name

    June 20, 2014

    News & Stories

    As the Holy Spirit spoke to members of the new congregation, they became determined to spread the gospel among their own people.

  • Breaking Strongholds

    June 19, 2014


    God is calling the people of Burkina Faso back to Himself. As the Holy Spirit spoke to members of the new congregation, they became determined to spread the gospel among their own people. Watch as workers and nationals share the story of broken strongholds and a powerful Savior.

  • Believing for the Bolon

    May 30, 2014

    News & Stories

    Many are coming to Christ in some of the last unreached people groups in Burkina Faso!

  • A Divine Appointment

    March 17, 2014

    News & Stories

    Moumouni was a bôbô—the Jula word for one who is born deaf and consequently cannot speak. He was bright, but for a village child like him, the chances of going to school are slim.

  • Courage in Grief

    March 13, 2014

    News & Stories

    When I visited Jonathan’s mom the day after he died, she searched my face for answers.

  • Desperation to Restoration

    January 20, 2014

    News & Stories

    Woman’s illness a catalyst for physical and relational healing

  • Just in Time for Christmas

    December 23, 2013

    News & Stories

    As soon as we finished praying, Haresh patted his chest with both hands. “I feel light!” he exclaimed.

  • In the Christmas Spirit

    December 21, 2013

    News & Stories

    Holiday ministry activities reflect God’s generosity.

  • Dream Foretells Homecoming

    December 18, 2013

    News & Stories

    Before suffering a stroke, a woman envisions winning a footrace to Jesus.

  • Grateful

    November 27, 2013

    News & Stories

    A Thanksgiving message from Africa

  • Yao's First Christmas

    November 27, 2013

    News & Stories

    Yao’s wife and friends were so concerned about him that they took him to Pastor Pierre. They’d heard that the Christians’ Jesus could heal people like Yao.

  • Sooner, Not Later

    November 4, 2013

    News & Stories

    Spread the good news of Jesus until all have heard.

  • ESL Course a Big Hit

    October 22, 2013

    News & Stories

    Teaching English to African airport personnel facilitates relationships.

  • Baptism photoFollowing Jesus' Lead

    October 9, 2013

    News & Stories

    The Holy Spirit is moving through Alliance ministries around the world. Hundreds are finding new life in Jesus and following His lead to be baptized (see Matthew 3:13–17).

  • What's More Important?

    October 9, 2013

    News & Stories

    Recently, 16 people from an unreached people group were baptized in Burkina Faso.

  • Dream Reveals Truth

    September 30, 2013

    News & Stories

    A Burkinabé believer’s dream exposes a false prophet.

  • Former President of Burkina Faso Honored

    September 23, 2013

    News & Stories

    Colonel Saye Zerbo attended an Alliance church for many years.

  • Triple-Miracle Road Trip

    September 23, 2013

    News & Stories

    A vehicle breakdown in the African bush reminds workers of God’s care.

  • Lessons from a Mango

    September 19, 2013

    News & Stories

    A tropical fruit promotes Kingdom principles in Burkina Faso.

  • Good News in Comoe

    August 19, 2013

    News & Stories

    A least-reached people group in Burkina Faso is now learning about Jesus.

  • Soccer Scores with Neighbors

    August 9, 2013

    News & Stories

    Soccer rocks in Burkina Faso! It also creates opportunities to share the good news, which is why we have often partnered with short-term teams to organize soccer camps in our city, Bobo-Dioulasso.

  • A Day in the Life of Awa: Burkina Faso

    August 7, 2013


    To Awa, a 12-year-old girl in a small village in Burkina Faso, a typical day consists of prayers, chores, school, homework, dancing, singing, and playing games. But most of all, she loves going to church and hearing about Jesus.

  • Faith, Hope, and Soap

    July 18, 2013

    News & Stories

    A gift of soap demonstrates God’s faithfulness to new believers in Burkina Faso.

  • Seder Meal Inspires

    March 28, 2013

    News & Stories

    The seder reminds us of the Lamb of God’s precious, costly sacrifice.

  • Envision Culture-Sponsored Wells Sustain 50,000-Plus Burkinabe

    March 22, 2013

    News & Stories

    One in three children does not reach the age of 10 in Burkina Faso, mostly due to waterborne illnesses. Envision Culture—a movement to mobilize Alliance young adults to serve God on a global scale—is partnering with like-minded groups to dig wells in Burkina.

  • A Time to Be Silent . . .

    February 19, 2013

    News & Stories

    Each day we show the JESUS film at Clinic Life in Burkina Faso. During three scenes there is total silence in the room, and we make sure not to interrupt.

  • A First Noel

    December 19, 2012

    News & Stories

    This year many people will be celebrating their very first Christmas as believers in Jesus. See how people all over the world are called to discover Emmanuel, God with us.

  • Dorcas House: Una Mirada

    November 30, 2012


    Algunas mujeres de Burkina Faso no tienen la educación suficiente para escaparse del ciclo de pobreza. Muchas están obligadas a prostituirse para sobrevivir. Dorcas House es un ministerio de Mujeres Aliancistas de Burkina, y provee entrenamiento y discipulado, que ofrecen una alternativa para mujeres jóvenes.

  • Dorcas House: La Historia de Esther

    November 30, 2012


    Una joven de Burkina Faso fue rechazada por su familia y obligada a prostituirse. Por el ministerio de Dorcas House, ella pudo abandonar su vida antigua y aprender a recibir y extender gracia.

  • VBS Kids Raise Thousands to Dig Wells

    October 19, 2012

    News & Stories

    The kids were moved with compassion. Another boy asked, “I just had my birthday. Can I give my birthday checks?”

  • “Is This Where Those Christians Are From?”

    October 11, 2012

    News & Stories

    “Our work with Ibrahima is what the whole gospel to the whole world is all about!” Peggy Drake writes. An Alliance medical worker for nearly 35 years in Africa, Peggy’s an expert on the topic.

  • The Deaf Hear

    September 27, 2012

    News & Stories

    What happened when a team of believers from the Salem (Oregon) Alliance Church deaf community traveled to Africa this month to share the the love of Christ with an unreached, marginalized people group?

  • Dorcas House: Esther's Story

    September 24, 2012


    A young woman in Burkina Faso was ostracized by her family and forced into prostitution. Through the ministry of Dorcas House, she was able to abandon her old life and receive and extend grace.

  • Dorcas House: An Overview

    September 24, 2012


    Some women in Burkina Faso lack the education needed to escape the cycle of poverty. Many are forced into prostitution as a means to survive. Dorcas House, a ministry of Alliance Women in Burkina, provides training and discipleship that offer young women an alternative. Visit www.cmalliance.org/about/ for more information about the ministry of The Alliance

  • Last Chance

    August 31, 2012

    News & Stories

    A Burkinabe wife and mother suffers with a mysterious disease for more than a year. No medicine or treatment has any effect. Her doctor’s finally tell her,“Sometimes when Christians pray, people are healed—that is your last option.” Read the full story . . .

  • Homegoing of Lorinda Mae Robinson, International Worker to Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso

    July 19, 2012

    News & Stories

    Lorinda Mae Robinson entered into the presence of her Lord on Thursday, July 19, 2012, after a year’s battle with cancer. She […]

  • It Takes an Alliance to Build a Church

    May 30, 2012

    News & Stories

    After years of meeting under a rickety shelter without walls, members of a church plant in Burkina Faso recently dedicated their new worship center. Characters in this I Corinthians 12 story, include a local landowner, a Burkina youth group, and an Alliance church in Pennsylvania.

  • Santidougou Pastors and the Pierce Family ReunitedThe Most Powerful Argument for Missions

    May 24, 2012

    News & Stories

    An Alliance pastor, hearing of a powerful overseas mission’s outcome (the result of Alliance workers Milt and Nancy Pierce’s ministry in Burkina Faso) was heard saying “That was the most powerful argument for missions I have ever heard!”

  • Famine in Burkina Faso

    May 15, 2012

    News & Stories

    As severe drought, skyrocketing food prices, and political unrest become the norm for the people of Africa’s Sahel region, Alliance workers bring hope to the hopeless.

  • Remembering the Thirsty

    March 22, 2012

    News & Stories

    World Water Day, March 22, was set aside by the United Nations nearly 20 years ago to remind us that many in the world face a clean water crisis. Unclean water is one of the world’s biggest child killers. But this year there’s good news.

  • African Mission’s Anniversary Celebration “Foretaste of Heaven”

    March 13, 2012

    News & Stories

    “Many other denominational leaders in Burkina were trained in our Burkina Alliance Bible schools. C&MA impact in Burkina Faso has been huge!” report the Schaeffers, the Alliance field leadership couple in this West African nation. Burkina’s Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions (FEME) celebrated its 50th anniversary, recently. “[It] was a foretaste of heaven listening to . . . dozens of other people groups worshipping King Jesus together!” the Schaeffers add, noting that church growth in Burkina has exploded. “Our unity [here] is undoubtedly our most powerful witness!”

  • Tuareg Refugee Assistance: "For Such a Time as This"

    March 8, 2012

    News & Stories

    Right now in Burkina Faso, Esther Schaeffer is working with Alliance people to provide emergency relief assistance to Tuareg (an Arabic term meaning “abandoned by God”) refugees.

    As a result, hundreds of Tuaregs, historically, staunch adherents of the majority religion in the region, are learning about the love and compassion of Christ.

  • Unexpected Doors Open to Reach Tuareg Refugees

    February 16, 2012

    News & Stories

    By Andrew and Esther Schaeffer, the Alliance field leadership couple in Burkina Faso During the past couple weeks, 8,000 Tuareg […]

  • Burkina Workers Aiding Tuareg Refugees

    February 16, 2012

    News & Stories

    “About 8,000 Tuareg (an Arabic term meaning “abandoned by God”) have recently fled to Burkina Faso from Mali; more are arriving daily,” wrote Andrew and Esther Schaeffer from Burkina in mid-February. “We have an opportunity to share the love and compassion of Christ with this people who have historically been staunch adherents of the region’s predominant religion.”

  • Alliance Church Agency to Aid 2,000 Burkinabe Families

    January 20, 2012

    News & Stories

    Learn about the food crisis in Burkina Faso, how the national church is stepping in to provide aid, and how you can pray.

  • Break a Leg

    January 16, 2012

    News & Stories

    A broken leg opens doors for further ministry to the family of a recently deceased widow—a former member of the C&MA-sponsored widow’s ministry in Burkina Faso.

  • Finding Hope at Dorcas House

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    Because you gave to the GCF, Alliance international worker Lorinda Robinson is able to share the story of God’s redemption […]

  • Giving that Matters to God

    December 13, 2011

    News & Stories

    An Alliance worker shares a personal, inspirational lesson about giving that’s appropriate for Christmas—and all year round.

  • Lightning Heralds Church Center’s Completion among Gospel-Resistant People

    October 4, 2011

    News & Stories

    Recently, lightning accompanied a pastor’s powerful evangelistic message in a small, remote corner of Africa where a people group lives that has been difficult to reach with the good news. Learn how you can join Alliance workers to help spread the Light.

  • God Had Other Plans

    September 22, 2011

    News & Stories

    Burkina Faso-born Fabé and his wife, Rebekah, have an intimate experience of God’s powerful direction on their lives. Their story also reveals how God is raising up young African Christian leaders to reach French-speaking West Africa with the good news.

  • Bringing the Light Invites a Fight

    August 15, 2011

    News & Stories

    A youth group from the U.S. doing outreach in Burkina Faso recently experienced a remarkable miracle in a remote village; they also witnessed the enemy’s resistance to bringing the Light of the the World to the villagers.

  • Set Free in Congo

    March 23, 2011

    News & Stories

    “I can’t believe it!” she exlaimed. “My daughter is delivered! We tried many times and no one could do it; all this man did was pray in the Name of Jesus!” Read more about Alliance worker Steve Clouser’s powerful ministry trip the Republic of the Congo.

  • Obeying God = True Success

    March 22, 2011


    “I could buy a doll with this money, but it would remind me of how I could have fed kids just like me.”

  • Prayer Raises Child from the Dead

    February 16, 2011

    News & Stories

    Read this story about the power of prayer shared by international workers, serving in Burkina Faso.

  • Won By Joy

    February 9, 2011

    News & Stories

    Many are coming to Christ in Burkina Faso, Alliance workers Steve and Debbi Clouser report, “Because they observe the joy and peace that they see in His followers.”

  • Family Dynamics

    January 31, 2011

    News & Stories

    Learn how you can pray for new believers in Burkina Faso. Many face intense family resistance to their new faith in Jesus.

  • Robbery Thwarted through Child's Prayer

    December 17, 2010

    News & Stories

    An Alliance international worker serving in Burkina Faso, West Africa, experienced God’s providential protection during an attempted robbery.

  • Persecution on the Rise in Kenedougou

    April 13, 2010

    News & Stories

    An Alliance international worker couple report on the increasing persecution of believers in a remote province in Burkina Faso. Learn how you can pray.

  • "Death" Isn't the Final Word

    April 8, 2010

    News & Stories

    “We have just celebrated Easter,” says Lorinda Robinson, who serves in Burkina Faso and has recently been witness to a number of deaths. “It is wonderful to know that though death is all around us—so is life! Life is ours through the resurrection of our Lord!”

  • Signs of His Coming

    April 1, 2010

    News & Stories

    As we commemorate Jesus’ death and resurrection this week, Alliance worker Andrew Schaeffer reminds us to live “holy and godly lives as we look forward to the day of God and speed its coming” (2 Peter 3:11-12). Happy Easter to our worldwide Alliance family!

  • God is Moving in Burkina Faso!

    March 16, 2010

    News & Stories

    More than 200 people recently made decisions to follow Christ in southeastern Burkina Faso, reports Kevin Oberg, who serves the Alliance in the West African nation. Learn how you can assist in follow-up among these new believers through your prayers.

  • Go!

    February 23, 2010

    News & Stories

    Youth pastor Kevin Ford recently led a church work team from North Carolina to Burkina Faso. We think you’ll agree . . . his first-hand trip account illustrates why strategic partnerships between Alliance churches and the field are life-changing.

  • West Africa's Flood Survivors Find Shelter

    September 22, 2009

    News & Stories

    West Africa’s rainy season has caused extensive flooding throughout the region this year, reported Stan and Jaynee Walker, who serve […]

  • Dorcas House Officially Recognized

    September 22, 2009

    News & Stories

    Burkina Faso’s government has placed land markers on the four corners of the Alliance-run Dorcas House property, reports Amy Nehlsen. […]

  • Flooding in Burkina Faso Displaces Tens of Thousands

    September 8, 2009

    News & Stories

    Heavy rains caused severe flooding in and around Burkina Faso’s capital city, Ouagadougou, Tuesday, September 1. “Some 150,000 people are […]

  • Songbooks, Shoes, Computers, and a Call to Prayer

    August 6, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Andrew Schaeffer, Serving in Burkina Faso   A few months ago Nicodemus, the director of the Alliance Bookstore in […]

  • Power!

    June 18, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Lorinda Robinson, serving in Burkina Faso Alliance field workers in developing countries face unique challenges that we in the […]

  • Enabling Burkina's Disabled in Jesus' Name

    June 11, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Pete Brokopp, serving in Burkina Faso The following is an adaptation of an article from Alice and Pete Brokopp’s […]

  • Overcoming Death

    May 6, 2009

    News & Stories

    Editor’s note: C&MA medical worker Peggy Drake knows well the stench of death. She and Jetty Stouten, who serves with […]

  • March Madness

    March 19, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Andrew Schaeffer, serving in Burkina Faso Editor’s note: Andrew Schaeffer’s March Madness update introduces strategic Kingdom play action carried […]

  • What Matters Most

    March 2, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Alice Brokopp, serving in Burkina Faso I had made it a point to relax last weekend. I had played […]

  • A Grace-Filled Birthday

    February 17, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Peggy Drake, serving in Burkina Faso Editor’s note: Peggy Drake helped to initiate Project Life, a clinic and pharmacy […]

  • A Valentine Love Story

    February 13, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Steve Clouser, serving in Burkina Faso  Mr. Traoré joined Debbi’s (Clouser) English class in November at The Family Life […]

  • Prayerful Victories in Burkina

    February 4, 2009

    News & Stories

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of […]

  • Radio Station Dedication

    February 3, 2009

    News & Stories

    More than 1,000 people gathered in Nouna, Burkina Faso, to dedicate the new evangelical radio station on January 31. “People […]

  • A Christmas Message from West Africa

    December 23, 2008

    News & Stories

    By Esther Schaeffer, serving in Burkina Faso Many years ago our family lived in a very remote part of West […]

  • Celebrating More than 20 New Believers

    December 22, 2008

    News & Stories

    “Praise God for the evangelistic services in Dana and Banakoro that one of our team mates was part of this past […]

  • Consider the Termite

    December 4, 2008

    News & Stories

    By Andrew Schaeffer, serving Burkina Faso     Whenever we find evidence of termites here, we groan. In just a […]

  • Prayers for Abraham

    December 2, 2008

    News & Stories

    “Abraham became verbally abusive and began exhibiting frequent convulsive, emotional outbursts last spring,” reports an Alliance worker, serving in Burkina Faso. Although […]

  • True Religion

    October 21, 2008

    News & Stories

    By an Alliance international worker serving in Burkina Faso True religion that God considers faultless and pure, according to James 1:26–27 […]

  • Between Good and Evil

    October 1, 2008

    News & Stories

    When a very powerful village chief died in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, his funeral was preceded with days of festivities and official […]

  • New Alliance School Opens in Burkina Faso

    September 29, 2008

    News & Stories

    Updated: March 26, 2015 The new Maranatha Elementary School began classes this week in Burkina Faso’s second largest city, Bobo-Dioulasso. […]

  • Snake Curse Ineffective Against National Pastor

    August 15, 2008

    News & Stories

    Although complications from surgery have caused Marcel, a national pastor in Sirasso, Burkina Faso, some health problems, the curse that […]

  • Village "Crazy Man" Set Free

    August 5, 2008

    News & Stories

    Before he came to Christ, Youssuf had been tormented by evil spirits and had severe insomnia. “He was considered a […]

  • Bible Club Reaches Unchurched Children

    July 8, 2008

    News & Stories

    Alliance missionary Esther Schaeffer, along with a team of colleagues and volunteers, recently launched four weeks of Bible clubs at […]

  • Burkinabe Hunger for Truth

    June 6, 2008

    News & Stories

    Eleven young men received Christ during a recent Bible study led by an Alliance missionary to Burkina Faso. After presenting […]

  • MK Leads Buddhist to Christ

    May 29, 2008

    News & Stories

    By Abby Wolters, MK in Burkina Faso, West Africa    “Abby, I have a question for you,” said my new […]

  • Church with Alliance Roots Dedicated

    May 29, 2008

    News & Stories

    Alliance missionaries Larry and Nancy Burg recently attended a church dedication in the village of Loonyu, Burkina Faso. “Loonyu holds […]

  • Teens Feed the Poor

    May 20, 2008

    News & Stories

    Nearly $10,000 was raised to feed the poor by members of WIRED, a youth group led by Alliance missionary Leanna […]

  • Alliance Missionaries Robbed

    April 14, 2008

    News & Stories

    L and K and their children, were sleeping when thieves broke into their house and stole two laptop computers. The […]

  • Evangelizing Burkina Faso

    March 28, 2008

    News & Stories

    Alliance missionaries spend much of their time deep in the heart of Burkina Faso, West Africa, conducting evangelistic campaigns in […]

  • Village Children Respond to the Gospel

    March 10, 2008

    News & Stories

    More than 200 children in Burkina Faso made decisions for Jesus during an evangelism trip led by Alliance missionaries to the village […]

  • Alliance Women Outreach Leads Many to Christ

    February 15, 2008

    News & Stories

    More than 130 people received Jesus during an evangelism trip organized by the national Alliance Women’s committee in Burkina Faso, […]

  • Compassionate Help Opens Doors for the Gospel

    February 4, 2008

    News & Stories

    Flood victims in Burkina Faso are open to hearing the gospel after receiving food through ACCEDES, the development arm of […]

  • Villagers Respond to God

    February 4, 2008

    News & Stories

    More than 30 people responded to the gospel during an evangelistic outreach in Ndorola, Burkina Faso. The Ndorola area has […]

  • Christian Broadcasting Reaches Remote Areas in Africa

    January 22, 2008

    News & Stories

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After years of obstacles that hindered expansion of Christian radio ministry, Gospel Radio Burkina has grown from […]

  • The Greatest Place on Earth

    December 19, 2007

    News & Stories

    By Esther Schaeffer, Missionary to Burkina Faso,   December 3, 2007     The United Nation’s latest country index rates […]

  • Dozens Follow Jesus

    December 17, 2007

    News & Stories

    In response to an evangelistic outreach in the village of Badala, Burkina Faso, 40 people accepted Christ as their Savior. […]

  • Short-Termer Dies on Field

    December 5, 2007

    News & Stories

    A woman on a short-term missions trip to Burkina Faso died suddenly this morning in the home of Alliance missionary […]

  • Sali's Story

    November 29, 2007

    News & Stories

    Spiritual forces in dark places wreak havoc among the animistic, superstitious Africans in Burkina Faso. Alliance missionaries confront the emissaries […]

  • Dental Team Visits Burkina Faso

    November 20, 2007

    News & Stories

         About 144 people received treatment from a short-term team that ministered through a portable dental office in Sector 30, a […]

  • LIFE Love Offering Arrives in Burkina Faso

    November 19, 2007

    News & Stories

    A 40-foot shipping container filled with donations from LIFE 2007 students arrived in Burkina Faso, West Africa, in October. Computers, […]

  • Alliance High School in Africa Reaches 1,000 Mark

    October 24, 2007

    News & Stories

    A few years ago, 400 students attended Maranatha Alliance High School in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, run by the C&MA national […]

  • Flood Ravages African Village

    August 8, 2007

    News & Stories

    Torrential rains inundated a small village in Burkina Faso, West Africa, on July 28. For 15 hours, the storm pummeled […]

  • LIFE 2007: American Teens Respond to Africa's Challenges

    July 25, 2007

    News & Stories

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ORLANDO, Fla. – The AIDS crisis, famine, unclean drinking water, and inadequate medical care are just a […]

  • GCSunday 2006 - Rollo Royle

    November 10, 2006


    Rollo Royle shares a story of one man who came to know Christ through his ministry and has been following the Lord for many years. Produced in 2006.

  • Missionary Family Safe After Auto Accident

    August 22, 2006

    News & Stories

    Andrew Schaeffer, missionary to Burkina Faso, West Africa, was in a car accident in Niena, Mali, with two of his […]

  • Greater is He

    June 12, 2006

    News & Stories

    Following God’s call, Blaise moved into the village of Katana in Burkina Faso, unashamedly sharing his faith with villagers in […]

  • It's Raining, It's Pouring

    June 7, 2006

    News & Stories

    It was a Mother’s Day I will never forget! We were finishing up Kids’ Club, and as we went to […]

  • Tent Campaign in Burkina Faso Brings People to Christ

    April 20, 2006

    News & Stories

    An Alliance international worker reports that 47 adults and 50 children came to Christ during a recent week-long tent campaign that […]

  • Beautiful Feet

    April 11, 2006

    News & Stories

    I still remember where I was when I first heard Leonard Smith’s song, “Our God Reigns.” But, until last week, I never […]

  • Shaking the Foundations

    March 24, 2006

    News & Stories

    By Rollo Royle, Alliance missionary to Burkina Faso     As I opened the gate, he sheepishly greeted me. He […]

  • The Faithful God

    March 24, 2006

    News & Stories

    By an Alliance believer in Africa I was born to a pagan family in Côte d’Ivoire, where I lived until […]

  • AIDS in Africa

    November 10, 2001


    Compassionate care and education from Alliance workers provide hope to a continent ravaged by AIDS. Produced in 2001.