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Joanna ILBOUDO, tells about the beginning of ACTS. Read about ACTS formation...
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ACTS Ministry shows God's love in tangible ways to the most vulnerable
individuals in Burkina Faso—orphans and widows who have been affected by poverty and the AIDS pandemic. They are the forgotten ones. ACTS gives them hope.

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ACTS Ministry provides education, health care, food, training for life, spiritual guidance from the Word of God and loving care to smooth the pain and sorrow of widows and children and to restore their dignity.

The United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) ranks Burkina Faso as one of the poorest countries in the world —173 out of 179 countries. ACTS works together with widows and orphans to fight the fierce enemies of poverty, sickness and ignorance.


ACTS TO LAUNCH ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER

ACTS will soon launch Business Development Center, Burkina Faso in partnership with Regent University at Virginia Beach, VA in the USA. The BDC offers practical training in entrepreneurship, immediately available for anyone who wishes to start and grow a business.

Course will feature hands on practical assignments so that when students graduate they will have already launched a business and will be well on their way to a better future. Visiting businessmen will offer practical advice and answer questions from students. The goal is to create a positive encouraging atmosphere to germinate ideas and draw from experienced men and women.

On July 18, an introductory presentation of the BDC will be given at the Conference Center and Hotel Ouindyide. The meeting is open to the public. If you wish to attend contact ACTS at +226 78 56 99 36.

Click here to read more about the BDC eight-week training.


SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR

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Kabré Wendida, whose name means, "I belong to God," finished her training as a seamstress three years ago. Today she is running her own business. Click here to read Wendida's testimony.


VOCATIONAL TRAINING - "a hand up" not "a hand out"

In Burkina Faso, 65% of children do not attend school. This means that a large majority of the young adult population cannot find viable employment. As street children, they fall victim to the unscrupulous. For these young people, ACTS provides literacy training along with professional skill development, internships and micro-credit opportunities. Read about it by clicking here.

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Sewing and clothing construction is one of the vocational training skills available to students at the ACTS Center

 

VITAMIN-ENRICHED MEALS ON THE WAY FOR STUDENTS


One 40' container with food and other supplies is on its way to the ACTS Center for ACTS school lunch program. Photo above was taken at the lunchtime at the Center. Primary students line up class by class to be served the vitamin-enriched meals. We thank Heaven Sent Ministries for their partnership and assistance to get the container on its way. Read more by clicking here...

 

A STORY FROM BURKINA FASO

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Click on the photo to read a heartwarming story from Burkina Faso....


PROJECT COMBINES FRENCH LITERACY AND REVIVAL

An exciting innovative project has just been launched for teaching French to village women using a lexicon with scriptures outlining the plan of salvation. Click here and read about this project.

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THE GOSPEL THROUGH STORYTELLING

An exciting new project reaches women who cannot read the scriptures for themselves. Read about the training session for leaders where one participant was surprised by what she learned.

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“When the pastor of the church asked me to attend the training I said, “I am not the right person because I have not been to school and do not speak French.” He insisted and I came against my will. After this first day of the training, I now understand that I do have a place in this training. What I am learning can be used for other women even if they do not speak French.”

Click here to read about this project for women.

 

EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN

We are excited about a recent evangelistic campaign for villagers that took place after much prayer and fasting. Fifteen village churches assisted Temple Evangélique El Roï in the outreach where more than 140 individuals came forward for salvation.

Please pray for these new believers. Click here to read more about the campaign and see more photos.

 

ACTS DISCIPLESHIP PROJECTS

ACTS has disciplseship projects in place for church congregations, pastors, women and students. Discipleship helps to give believers old and new a better foundation for their faith. They learn who they are in Christ, how to walk out their destiny and to introduce others to salvation in Jesus. Click here to read about several of ACTS' successful discipleship courses.

 

NEW CHURCH FOR GOBI

The rural community of Gobi is where ACTS has farmland that produces fruit trees, miringa trees, mangos and others. Livestock such as goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits are raised or have been raised there as well. This rural setting is the location for ACTS church plant. The congregation is made up of families who have received salvation at evangelistic campaigns. They have been requesting a church to begin regular services for the community.

Church will be completed by the end of February 2017. At the time of the photo below, the roof, floor and window shutters still needed to be installed. Please pray for the new believers and their pastor. Both need to be steadfast in their faith especially during the initial establishment of the church.

Click here to read about evangelistic efforts, discipleship and leadership training and this new church plant.


ANNUAL ONLINE FINANCIAL REPORT

An independent audit has been completed for fiscal year October 2015-September 2016 A short financial overview can be found by clicking here.


MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ARRIVES AT ELLEL

The Ellel Medical Center staff was proud to announce the installation of an ultrasound machine for diagnostics of injuiries, pregnancy exams and internal problems. An incubator was secured for the maternity and nursery wing. There are no other hospitals with such up-to-date equipment and with professional staff to serve the rural community. Patients from the capital city come to the Ellel Medical Center because of the laboratory and diagnostic capabilities.

Five physicians are on staff at the Ellel Medical Center. A second gynechologist and one physician were added to the ACTS physicians and dentist serving the rural population of Komsilga.

This is an accomplishment because there is one physician for every 15,000 people in Burkina Faso.

We praise God for the provision he has made possible to provide care for the rural population of Komsilga where the Ellel Medical Center is located.

You can read more about ACTS medical plan by clicking here.


HOW DOES ACTS PROMOTE PEACE?

Read about ACTS Peace and Reconciliation Project...

Read about Gendered Approach to Conflict Resolution...

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MEET ACTS NEW GENERAL DIRECTOR

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K. Israel Ilboudo is part of the new generation of Christian leaders in Burkina Faso.

He is equipped for the work, motivated to help the poor and has a grasp on the Scriptures. He is a man of prayer and compassion.

Israel has an MBA from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. In August he will begin doctoral studies in strategic leadership with Regent University of Virginia Beach, Virginia. His course will be completed through Regent's online study program.

To read more about Israel click here.

 


WALK FOR HOPE
Joanna Ilboudo walked for six kilometers to bring attention to the importance of sending children to school. Read more about the walk in the September 2016 newsletter.

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MORE PRECIOUS THAN A MOPED!

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Sometimes extreme sacrifices are made by parents so their children can hear the Gospel and attend school. Click here to read about the sacrifice a father made...

 

EVANGELISM UPDATE: YOUTH LED THE WAY

ACTS young people went from house to house to share the good news of the Gospel. Their efforts were successful as 45 people prayed with them for salvation! Click here to read about the one-day campaign that saved 82 souls.

If you want to read more about ACTS evangelistic efforts click here.

 

FUNDS NEEDED TO FEED ORPHANS AND STUDENTS

ACTS kitchen ran out of food in July, and we had to buy rice in country. We must send vitamin-enriched meals to our orphans and students as soon as possible. You can help by sending a donation for resupplying of food.

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ACTS provides more than 4,400 meals to children every week. Orphans living at ACTS' Hope Center Orphanage eat three meals a day. Village children who attend ACTS' schools are enrolled in our six-day-a-week lunch program for students that provides a vitamin-enriched lunch meal.

Click here to read how you can send your donation.

 

 

 

 

2015 SOLIDARITY CUP

On March 9, 2015 the annual six week Sports Evangelism project concluded with its final tournament. Click here to find out which school won the trophy and to read more about this popular event..

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LITERACY FOR REVIVAL

ACTS launched a new literacy project at the end of 2014--French for Revival. Women who surprised themselves by learning how to read, write and figure in the local language requested classes in French, the national language of Burkina Faso. The lexicon used as a textbook, provides scripture verses outlining the plan of salvation while teaching grammar and word usage.

Click here to read more about the French literacy project.

Click here to read what students are saying about the course.

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4 WAYS TO GIVE TOWARDS ACTS WORK

Your donation could initiate positive change in the lives of destitute village widows and orphans in Burkina Faso.

1. By CHECK - mail a check to the ACTS Ministry headquarters office in Cleveland, TN.

2. By ELECTRONIC CHECK - direct from your account to ACTS Ministry account in the USA. Set up your bill payment option to send a check to ACTS Ministry at Southern Heritage Bank in Cleveland, TN. The bank routing number is 064208479 and the ACTS Ministry account number is 2028050.

3. By AUTOMATIC DEDUCTION from your account to the ACTS account. Contact ACTS to set up an automatic deduction.

4. Use amazon.smile or Goodsearch.com when you search or purchase items online.

4. If you live in CANADA or the UNITED KINGDOM you may wish to contribute under the national gift aid programme. Contact the ACTS office in the USA for instructions.

No matter how you send your gift, all would go towards ACTS' projects in Burkina Faso. Click here for more information.

 

WOMEN GATHER TO CELEBRATE THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The annual ceremony for income generation projects for women brought interest from villagers and media. Click here to read more about these accomplished women.

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MINIVAN CONTINUES TO ASSIST ACTS

WHen you give to ACTS, you never can underestimate how your gifts continue to provide assistance to the poor. A van donated to ACTS several years ago was converted into an ambulance for ACTS Ellel Medical Center.

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TRIBUTE TO ANDY BRAIO, OUR FRIEND AND PARTNER

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We were privileged to know Andy Braio as a friend and tireless fellow worker for the Kingdom of God. His cheerful continence and willingness to help ACTS Ministry in any way was always a blessing. We are thankful for his ministry to orphans and widows in Burkina Faso. His family has graciously asked that a gift for ACTS Ministry be given in lieu of flowers. Click here to read tribute. Click here for ACTS giving and contact information.


NEHEMIAH WALL PROJECT

You can become part of the Nehemiah Project to rebuild and strengthen the walls of the ACTS Center. Click here to learn how to be a builder-warrior for ACTS.

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TIDINGS OF JOY

You prayed, we prayed and the Lord answered!

A harvest of salvation came to the students at the ACTS schools as 150 came forward to receive Jesus as Savior. We are thanking and praising the Lord for his goodness and faithfulness. Click here to read more.

Read about it by clicking here.

 

 

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Support ACTS Ministry when you search or shop online! Be sure ACTS Ministry is designated as your favorite charity. Just click on the above links to start shopping.

Do all of your shopping through GoodSearch online shopping mall, GoodShop.com, where you can shop at more than 2,400 top online retailers and a percentage of your purchases will go to ACTS Ministry. You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to ACTS!

You'll also find coupons you can use at your favorite stores.

You can also enroll in the GoodDining program. Eat at over 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide and you can earn up to 6% of every dollar spent on the meal as a donation for ACTS Ministry.

Here's another way to raise money for ACTS Ministry without any obligation. Just start using Yahoo! powered GoodSearch.com as your search engine and they'll donate about a penny to your favorite cause every time you do a search!

Here's the web site — http://www.goodsearch.com. You can also read about GoodSearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal.

Click here to read more about how to donate to ACTS through GoodSearch.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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