|A picture posted on the BBC website of a crowd gathered in the center of Ouagadougou on Friday, October 31st|
While I'd like to be able to give everyone back home the inside scoop on the situation, to be honest, I can't tell you anything more than what news reports are saying. We're doing our best to stay away from the action, not to go into it. Additionally, there's currently a curfew of 7 PM - 6 AM to slow the vandalism and looting that continues to take place. We've left our house only twice since Tuesday, the day that protesting really started increasing, and those times were just to go over to our friends' house nearby. On Thursday, we could see smoke from one burning building a few blocks away and we've heard a bit of commotion on our street several times each day, but that's really all that we've witnessed thus far.
|The view out our gate on Thursday afternoon, October 30th|
Therefore, I'll just let you know that this is a website that's frequently updated that we're using to keep posted on the events:
We are very thankful that we have been away from the action and would appreciate your continued prayers that it would remain that way. Thanks to everyone who has been in prayer for us already. Most of all, please pray for the people of Burkina Faso. Pray for wise new leadership, pray for everyone's safety during any continued demonstrations, pray for restoration for those whose homes or businesses were looted and damaged, and pray for God to work through this negative situation to bring about good for His kingdom.