A Gift of Books
Back in 2012, CLC France made a gift of some books to CLC Burkina Faso, and many of these were distributed as an outreach to those in need of Christ. Prosper Weda, Director for CLC in French West Africa, wrote at the time: “God is good! Among others, the elected President of Burkina Faso received the CLC France publication, “Naviguer par la Grâce“* by George Verwer. We were sent an appreciation letter from the President’s Office, and CLC France can take pride in the gift they gave!”
*In English, this book is titled Drops from a Leaking Tap.
Memories We Cherish:
A New Surname
In Africa, people’s names are very important and significant. Not all names that are given are edifying, but others are—both on a spiritual and on a professional level. Sami Luc Noufé sends the following story from his early days with CLC in Burkina Faso:
“At the end of my probation period in September, 1992, our dearly beloved ‘Mama Lotti Riegg’, the first Director of CLC French West Africa, who has gone ahead of us to her celestial home, called a meeting of the staff. In the meeting, she asked me what lessons I had learned from my time on probation. After sharing my good impression of the team and the customers, I said that I had learned that I am a ‘servant-server’: a servant because first of all I am called by God to serve Him, and a server because I am at the service of the customers. As a servant of God, I must respond to His demands, and as a server, I must also respond with joy to the demands of the customers, even if some of them are complicated. Positively surprised by such a lesson, Mr Alphonse Nkusi, the Manager of CLC Ouagadougou, surnamed me ‘Servant–Server’, a surname that I accept because if we look at our Lord Jesus Christ, we can see that He was also a Servant–Server.”
Intern, Ben Saxe (USA) went to Burkina Faso for the summer of 2013. He was of great assistance to Prosper Weda, in helping him to improve his English!