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Joanie Peterson

Joanie Peterson

Sadly, Joanie passed into the loving arms of Jesus on November 10, 2021, surrounded by family and friends. You can read her full obituary here.

Joanie Peterson was a full time missionary partnering with “Ministère Chrétien de développement International” in Burkina Faso. Along with her African colleagues, she was involved in church planting and community development among the Samogo people in the village of Kawara. In 2010 the first few villagers responded to the gospel and started following Jesus. Then in 2013 there were eleven members of the Church who were baptized and continued to actively testify of their faith to others in the village. Joanie also helped to start a Technical High School for the region, and was also involved in hosting teams who came to serve with the team in Burkina Faso.

On the side she served in a local church in the capitol city of Ouagadougou in the music ministry, and gave music lessons. Joanie was active in missions in Africa since 1990, and will be deeply missed by the countless people she impacted.

Location: Burkina Faso, West Africa
Contact Email:

01 BP 6514
Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso
West Africa


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