Yesterday afternoon I learned of the eternal homegoing of Ivorian pastor Jérôme Wadipté Kambou, following several months of illness. He is survived by a wife and five grown children.
When we arrived in Ivory Coast in 1985, Jérôme was assigned to work with me in the hospital as a translator (black & white picture). He was a young man at the time and his English was very limited. Between his English and the little bit of French I picked up, we survived the first year – before Rejane and I went to language school.
When the Bible Institute opened up in 1987, Jérôme left the hospital to go prepare himself for the ministry and graduated in the first class. He served 3 churches during his ministry: Doropo, Agnibilekro and Bouna. He also served two terms as president of the National Association of FWB Churches in Ivory Coast.
Please pray for his wife, Pema, their grown children, the church in Bouna, and the denomination as they mourn one of their veteran pastors.