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Victory International Ministries

Joseph Koomson

Joseph Koomson met Dr. Lester Sumrall in 1994, that same year he began coordinating Feed the Hungry’s two ships. At the time, there was a civil war in Ghana and the ships were bringing rice and beans to the people.

Since then, Joseph has had a partnership with Feed the Hungry. He has been a missionary for 26 years, going from Ghana to Burkina Faso. He started with a relief program before Every Child Every Day began and then the creation of Victory International Ministries.

Victory International Ministries has a mission-based training school that trains men and women to evangelize and disciple. Many of the people who go through this training school continue in the ministry field throughout their life, strengthening their relationships and sharing the love of Christ with their family. Some students go on to become pastors in various regions of Burkina Faso.

One of the biggest groups Victory International serves is people who have displaced due to Jihadist groups pushing people from their homes.
There is also ASHVB, a school for the blind and handicap that was established in 2007. At this school they care for 48 children, providing medical care and food for them.

These programs have strengthened the body of Christ in Burkina Faso and have created many relationships and partnerships throughout the country.

Joseph’s long-term goal for his ministry is to raise up men and women for the end time harvest, preparing them for the soon coming Kingdom.

Mobility, sound equipment, and sourcing books in French are challenges the ministry consistently face.

Joseph is honored that the Lord let him know Dr. Sumrall and see how his teachings and works have influenced generations. Dr. Sumrall’s teaching in Ghana from the book of Acts helped Joseph in many ways including learning how to focus on serving people, especially missionaries. Those teachings and books have allowed Joseph to grow immensely in his faith and desire to work for Christ.

If food and God’s word was plentiful, Joseph and his ministry team could reach more than ten thousand children per year with food and the Gospel.

About Burkina Faso

Country Statistics

  • Population: 22,489,126 (2023 est.)
  • Below the Poverty Line: 41.4% (2018 est.)
  • Life Expectancy: 63.82 years (2023)
  • Literacy Rate: 39.3% (2018)
  • Human Development Index: 184/191 (2022)
  • Global Climate Risk Index: 130 (2019)

About the Children

  • Under the Age of 14: 42.19% (2023 est.)
  • Children under 5 Underweight: 16.4% (2019)
  • Average Years of Schooling: 2.1 years (2021)

Causes of Death

  • AIDS, Hepatitis A, Typhoid Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever.
  • Others include diarrheal diseases, water borne diseases, birth complications, respiratory diseases, and rabies.

Droughts and desertification threaten the livelihood of Burkina Faso’s people.

Human trafficking is a major issue as well. These people are subjected to forced labor in sex work, domestic service, prostitution, gold mining, street vending, restaurants, and agriculture.

Burkina Faso is currently home to 34,989 refugees from Mali (2023)

There are 1,761,915 displaced people. (2022)

Only 22% of the population has access to electricity.

Under constant threat of attack by Jihadist groups, 63.2% of the population is Muslim