"In every ministry," Nurse Pracitioner Hamade Ouedraogo said, "God provides a way to succeed."
As Luke Society director in Kaya, Burkina Faso, Ouedraogo faces numerous physical, financial, and personal trials on a daily basis. In a land-locked country in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ouedraogo seeks to minister to the poor in his community and the surrounding areas. Though the situation is difficult, Ouedraogo faithfully follows the work to which he was called when he converted to Christianity 16 years ago.
Ouedraogo became a nurse when he was just 21 years old and was devoted to his work. But in 1997, his work as a nurse received a newfound direction. When he became a Christian, he developed a vision to help people beyond the duties of traditional nursing.
The Luke Society began a partnership with Ouedraogo in 2011 and his ministry quickly grew. He currently has four full-time staff working beside him. Although Ouedraogo contracts with specialists, he will not hire anyone as full-time staff who is not a Christian. Ouedraogo has strong support from Muslims in the community and they know he is a Christian. Muslims have told him they trust the integrity and honesty of a Christian more than a Muslim. They even invite Christians to pray for their schools and students on special occassions.