Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. Drought, poor soil, a low literacy rate and an economy vulnerable to external shocks make Burkina a fragile state. Yet, the Burkinabe have a real desire to learn, transform their lives and hear about Jesus.
Devastation, poverty, political unrest and enormous need. These visions are often what first come to mind when thinking of Haiti. Even as the least-developed country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world, Haiti is also a place of vast potential and inspiring hope.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic has taken a dramatic toll on the people of Zambia. Many are HIV-positive, have been orphaned by the disease and struggle to find hope in the future. With more than 60% of the people living below the poverty line, Jesus is a beacon of hope in their daily struggles.
The HIV infection rate in Zimbabwe is one of the highest in the world. With a low life expectancy, high HIV infection rates and a growing Muslim influence, Zimbabwe is prime for programs that lead to change and an understanding of God’s Word.