Jetting to Burundi

A contingent of the McCropders (Jason, John, and Jess) will be heading out for a scouting trip to Burundi on Sunday, February 20th.  We will be accompanied by Drs. Scott and Jennifer Myhre who are the Africa field directors for World Harvest Mission (the agency that we hope to partner with long-term in Burundi).

The primary purpose of this trip is to gather more detailed information to present at the World Harvest board meeting in April.  Burundi has to be approved by the board as a new field since there are currently no WHM missionaries there.  We plan to spend some time in Bujumbura at Hope Africa University as well as some time at Kibuye Hospital.

Please keep these specific requests in prayer over the next few days (we return on February 23rd):
  • Safe travels to/from Burundi as well as in the country itself
  • Good communication with the leadership and administration of Hope Africa University and Kibuye Hospital
  • The beginning of good relationships with Burundians
  • Clear direction and vision for our team
  • That John would be able to connect with current eye care providers in the country to get a better feel for what their needs are 
  • Heather and the girls while they hang out in Nairobi with a friend 
  • Elise and Micah as they stay with trusted friends at Tenwek
  • That Rachel doesn't have her baby while we're gone!
We'll post an update on our trip upon our return.  Thanks for your prayers!  

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