This post was written by Michael Ouedraogo to share his experience as a partner of Teebo during a trip to Kombissiri in Burkina Faso for clothing donations.
First of all, I would like to thank Teebo for this opportunity, they offered me to be part of this very unique experience. I would also like to thank my brother Pingdewinde Sam, my Fiancé Katio Serena Balima, and friends who joined me to collect all these clothes for the donation. When I talked to PSam about a donation a year before for Teebo, he found the idea great, as he is a team member. We first collected the clothes, and then we sorted it, before we packed and sent it to Burkina Faso.
As the Bible says in Acts 20:35 “In everything, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus Himself: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” On this fresh morning of December, Pastor Lazar in charge of Teebo in Burkina Faso and I hit the road to Nakamtenga, Kombissiri a village located about 42km from the capital Ouagadougou. When we arrived the pastor in charge of the church welcomed us in his house, and after custom salutations we went out under an air shed, where I believe the whole or almost the entire church went out to welcome us. That was the most surprising thing. It was just an indescribable feeling that occupied my heart at that moment; seeing all these people, men, women, children and elders out, and the emotion of happiness I can feel through their eyes was such a heartwarming. To be honest, I was not expecting such an extremely warm welcome. I thought it would be a donation to the church with the pastor and a few people, whom while take care to transmit it to the rest. It was an amazing experience that anyone should live. I cannot forget all these messages of gratitude, and blessings I have received from this experience. Joy you can literally feel and touch illuminated all these faces, and that was so satisfying. This encourages me, and I would like to encourage anybody who is willing to give a hand to join Teebo, because a lot of work still need to be done. I realize that happiness is in small, and sometimes insignificant things.
I cannot finish sharing my experience without inviting you to sustain Teebo, because this organization is doing some amazing work in Burkina Faso, and God is working through the team. I enjoy working with Teebo, and for sure I am more than determined to give a hand whenever I can. This first experience is just a beginning, and I am excited for a new experience.