Joy Buconyori holding granddaughter

Joy Buconyori, co-founder of Sister Connection

There are several nonprofit organizations with whom we will be partnering in the months ahead.  We are firm believers that partnering makes more sense than “reinventing the wheel” within each mission agency.  Our experience in Mexico City confirmed  our desire to serve alongside other missional organizations.  Below are three of these organizations.  We’ll try to highlight others as our paths cross both in the U.S. and in Africa.

Sister Connection is working in Burundi to see widows and orphans receive the care and resources they need.  There is a close link to the Burundian FMC as one of the founders of Sister Connection is Joy Buconyori, Bishop Elie’s wife.  You can see more about this helpful organization here.  While in Burundi, I was able to see some of the work being done by Sister Connection as well as meet two of the families who have been blessed with new houses.

Central Africa Healthcare Organization raises awareness of Central African medical work and supports the education of national doctors and other medical professionals.  Their annual conference is a must-attend for friends interested in healthcare in Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and other African nations.  This year the conference will be held in Spring Arbor, Michigan on April 8-10.  You can follow this link to see more about CAHO.

Free Methodist Medical Fellowship is a group that has always been supportive of the work we were a part of in Mexico City.  This group of doctors and dentists (and others) gather annually to be encouraged and challenged by each other and by the mission that God has given us.