MEET THE TEAM
John and Betty Arnold began as Envision site leaders the summer of 2012. John grew up a third generation missionary. He grew up in Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa and was ﬂuent in the native language before English. He met his wife at Toccoa Falls Bible College. Betty became a believer after graduating from high school and immediately knew God was calling her to something odd, but did not know what right away. She told her parents that she would go anywhere but Africa.
John has a heart for bush evangelism, helping with the building of wells, rooﬁng churches and pastors’ homes, and working with American work team members. Betty loves entertaining and often has a house full of people.
ABOUT THE SITE
Burkina is located in West Africa, with Mali to the north and west, Niger, Benin, and Togo is to the east, and Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire to the south. Burkina is about the size of Colorado and has a population of about 17 million.
Burkina Faso’s high population density and limited resources (it is a landlocked country) have resulted in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens. Burkina is consistently in the top five poorest countries in the world. Ninety percent of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture, which is difficult due to the harsh climatic conditions.
The Burkinabé people are some of the kindest, friendliest, and happiest people you would ever meet. When work teams from America come over they fall in love with these people and their own lives are deeply touched and changed by the Burkinabé. They have so little but will do anything for you. They can teach us all so very much.
Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Trip Cost: $690/person for a 10-day trip
Intern Cost: $1400 per month
Read more in our site manual!