The Opening Celebration and Dedication of the West Africa Impact Center took place in Ouagadougou on March 13, 2014. It was a warm 98• and sunny but shaded by three large tents and "cooled" by an occasional breeze ;)
Remarks were delivered from the President of Parliament and the General Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture. Stan Doerr and Robert Sanou gave keynote addresses. Opening and closing prayers were shared by the President of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and the President of the Assembly of God church. Music was provided by a well known comic drummer and a gifted guitarist that entertained the audience with riffs on some familiar choruses and then a hymn.
Following the program there was an interpretive tour of ECHO's demonstration garden and a reception.
The 200+ in attendance clearly enjoyed themselves and gained a pretty clear understanding of the purposes for which ECHO is in the Region.
Thank you for all of your prayers and encouragement! This was a great public launch and the name of Jesus was lifted up.