September 25, 2009


Shelly Meyer

In September of 2009, the African nations of Burkina Faso and Senegal experienced the worst flooding there in years. More than 200,000 people were displaced due to the high waters. Some areas received one foot of rain in just twelve hours. It was, and still is, a devastating time.

In response, Joyce Meyer Ministries has partnered with Burkina Faso Outreach, headed by Lynn Peters, to provide support to these flood ravaged areas.

“Many of the homes that have been weakened by the flood are still falling, so we don’t know the full extent of the damage yet,” Lynn says. “We do know that the aftermath of these high waters always brings the very real possibility of diseases. Also, roads are washed out; bridges are falling; mud homes are disappearing. It truly is extremely overwhelming, especially in a country such as Burkina Faso that already sees so much poverty. Joyce Meyer Ministries provided financial support and we were able to visit some of the sites and help with some of the distribution of much needed supplies. Please pray that the Lord will show His provision and mercy through this. Thank you to Joyce Meyer Ministries for the financial and prayer support you have shown during this time. It is greatly appreciated!”

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