We are fortunate to be able to worship the Lord without serious persecution here in the United States. It is not this way in many parts of the world, including parts of West and Central Africa (WACA). In recent news you may have heard about extremist muslims killing pastors and other believers in Dori, Burkina Faso. After that tragic event, the killings unfortunately have not stopped. In several places across Burkina Faso, Christians continue to be murdered. Some are shot, while others are beheaded. We tend to block such things out of our minds in an “out-of-sight, out-of-mind” sort of way. But we are not in a position to do that. We are called for such a time as this. We have more than 80 Live Schools training indigenous missionaries in Burkina Faso. Some are in this northern area that have been experiencing intense persecution. In fact, in Dori and two other villages in the north we have had to stop schools due to the persecution. Multiple thousands of people have fled to towns and villages that are southward to get out of the onslaught, the “hot zone” in the extreme north of the country.