These are difficult days for Burkina Faso. In October, 2014, the president of 27 years was overthrown after two days of unrest. In September, 2015, there was a coup d’etat that lasted a week. In November, 2015, however, there was good news – a new president was elected peacefully, probably for the first time in the history of the country. But on January 15th, last Friday, there was another shock – an attack in the capital city, causing 30 deaths and around 50 others were wounded. I am not in the capital and life carries on as normal here, but I’d still appreciate your prayers for this country as the leadership and security forces have to figure out what steps need to be taken and how to deal with new security concerns.
Personally, though, as I said, life carries on as normal. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous (in the 80s), as long as you don’t mind the dust. Today a bazillion bananas and mangoes were picked in my backyard. I’ve enjoyed seeing friends and getting to catch up after being gone for almost three months.