Meet the Burkina Faso team
Sjon and Peggy van Ee, with Annejoeke
'Yaani' or hi, we are a Dutch family. Since June 1999 we have been in Burkina Faso working in the Batié area. Our daughter, Annejoeke, attends French school in Ouagadougou.
We work in French and Birifor depending on the people and activities. Our ministry is partly evangelizing and partly discipling: through clubs for youth and children, through activities for youth and adults such as film, sport and bible study, by working together in building projects, our library and car mechanics, and through friendship.
At the moment we are field leaders of the Burkina Faso field.
We are the Maloveretakis and we are from Fiji. We arrived in Burkina Faso on January 2011. Our ministry will be amongst the Fulani. We will be involved in church planting and discipleship. Please pray for the Christians of Burkina Faso; that they will be strong witnesses for the Lord Jesus in their communities, in this region, and beyond.
Mina Savou (right)
In the village of Tonkar I run a weekly children's club and also have contact with widows.
Last, but not least, I am involved in friendship evangelism with my Fulani friends.
Mark & Caroline Cocker with Naomi
Hello! We are Mark and Caroline Cocker with our young daughter Naomi.
Our main objective is to take the gospel to the Fulani, who are a semi-nomadic strongly Muslim tribe. We have lived in Banfora in the south of the country since January 2008.
We are engaged in language learning, building relationships through individual friendships, setting up literacy classes for villagers, showing Christian films, setting up small study groups and audio ministry using mp3 players. Recently we have arranged for a Fulani church planter to settle into a Fulani village.
I come from Switzerland and first came to Burkina in 1983 to help for two years in medical work. In 1991 I returned as a long term worker, concentrating on women's ministry and later teaching at the French Bible School in Gaoua.
I am currently based at Mangodara, near the Ivory Coast border, working alongside several national pastors.
The vision is to bring the Gospel to the mainly Muslim population around. With the help of several students I run a small library to reach out to primary and secondary students and other people in the area.
Originally from The Netherlands, I have lived in the UK, London area, for over 10 years. My current base since 2008 is Legmoin, Burkina Faso, where I work with the local church. Originally involved in administration work at a Translation Office, I am now involved in youth work. Once my language level has increased I hope to work amongst the women too.