As followers of Jesus we believe that God is interested in the whole person, body, mind and spirit. The Church is not a building - it's a community of people on a journey together. Service is at the heart of everything the church does and this is made available to the community in which the church is located regardless of religious affiliation. The construction of a physical church building helps to make that process of serving so much more effective.
A church building functions in several ways, apart from the obvious meeting place for church services:
A centre where people of any religion or belief can meet together, helping to build community.
A classroom where people can be taught basic literacy and numeracy skills
A Health facility where local clinicians, doctors and nurses along with health project workers, can hold educational sessions with the local people passing on important advice on management and prevention of diseases.
Aid to Burkina has helped to build 4 churches so far; the first two were in Yabasso, a village Northwest of Bobo-Dioulasso . Then we built churches at Guinkere and Dorisiamasso where we also dug wells to help supply the village with water. All four church buildings are extensively used for the benefit of all of the members of the wider community in the village.
Church leadership and training is supervised by the Assembly of God, Burkina Faso, a worldwide mainstream Christian denomination. You can find out more about the work of the Assemblies of God in Burkina Faso here or on the national Facebook page here.