André is currently serving as an officer helping lead The Salvation Army in Mali. Together with his wife, Nana Fatouma, they have two kids, Fidèle Mercidi and Christine Rutendo. They established The Salvation Army work in Mali and Burkina Faso, and they also served in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe. He is a passionate teacher/preacher, counselor of the Word of God, and a soul winner. André is currently pursuing a master’s degree in humanitarian and development studies at Institut Supérieur de Sécurité Humaine, Burkina Faso.