With all the insecurity and violence happening almost daily, there is a renewed urgency to reach as many as we can, as quickly as we can!
We will start with the "WHY" of children's outreach: By creating outreaches focused on kids, the Church is able to bring God's love into the most 'impossible' communities!
The remainder of the V2020 Conference will then focus on the "HOW-TOs" of Children's outreaches:
**The local leadership team will continue to work with all the outreach teams in order to provide training and resources for discipleship and church-planting.
There are expecting over 1,000 participants! We will sell low-cost tickets to anyone who would like to attend.
We will raising sponsorships for 500 hand-picked children's workers from every region of Burkina Faso!
After 12 years of developing outreaches in Burkina, we finally built a perfect kit that includes EVERYTHING a team would need to do outreaches anywhere in Burkina. Why are they perfect?
During the V2020 Conference, we will place all willing volunteers into "outreach teams." Every outreach team will receive an outreach kit.
We anticipate having 100 outreach teams from every corner of Burkina Faso!!
Each Outreach Kit only costs us $200!
To put that in perceptive, pre-made puppets cost between $75-$100! We are are able to make them for $15 each.
The most expensive part of the Kit is the PA (sound) system and motorcycle battery.
During the V2020 Conference, we will organize all the attendees into teams of 5-10 volunteers based on where they live, creating 100 Outreach Teams!
They will then practice all the "How-To's" of children's outreach together. By the end of the 3 days, they will be fired-up and trained-up to go back to their villages to perform Child-Centered, Gospel outreaches!
Before they leave, will give each team a list of 20+ outreaches that we will organize for them ahead of time at schools, markets, soccer fields, etc...
In this way, these 100 teams will do 2000+ outreaches in less than a month, all over Burkina Faso!
As the 100 Outreach Teams perform 2,000 outreaches (see above), they will reach thousands and thousands of children.
In fact, we know, after 15 years of doing these outreaches in Burkina, that the average outreach will be to 150 children. 2,000 x 15 = 300,000!
And we know that there will also be thousands and thousands of adults as well!
And even more importantly, we know that God will show up, perform healing miracles, drive out demons and set people free.
Thousands upon thousands will make decisions to turn away from darkness and follow Christ. This is not only a Biblical promise, but it's something we've seen year after year, outreach after outreach.
After the conference and the 2000+ outreaches, the REAL WORK begins!
Didier and his team will have the privilege and challenge of providing on-going training, encouragement and resources for the Children's Outreach teams throughout Burkina.
Didier and his team have experience training on discipleship, church-planting, kid's camps and VBS.
Joel and Heidi will continue to support the ministry, but will have less and less of a physical presence in Burkina.
The V2020 Conference and outreaches are only phase 1 of finishing Vision 2020!
In phase 2, we will be focusing on making the Children's Ministry Resource Center in Ouagadougou fully self-sustaining.