Ministry Trip October 2019




Between 13th -24th October 2019, Peter and Paul visited some of the Burundi projects. In a UN poll, Burundi has recently been voted the world's unhappiest country. There is great uncertainty over upcoming elections in 2020. 


13th and 14th travelling from UK to Bujumbura.






15th-17th  Starting with a 3 day seminar in Bujumbura, for the leaders delivering the "Rooted in Jesus" discipleship course. The group photo at the head of the page shows most of the 30 leaders who are committed to "making disciples who make disciples".



Incorporating times of worship and prayer.






                                                                   This picture shows Ildephonse interpreting for Peter.



 The 3 days were a very productive and encouraging time, with lots of questions, deepened understanding and prayer for these men and women. 




18th - A visit to the Batwa students, Jean-Baptiste and Marc, who are sitting exams prior to undertaking 7 months of internship before they graduate as medical technicians. They are keen to encourage more children and young people from their community to continue in education. We hope to have sufficient funds to support 2 more Batwa students through university following their graduation.




19th - Paul made a journey to the Congo border to look at a GLO (Great Lakes Outreach) project.

Peter hosted 2 sessions with Nairobi Pentcostal Bible College graduates, Emmanuel and Claver. Emmanuel recently moved back to Burundi having planted a church in Nairobi since graduating. He is awaiting a place to work.  Claver is involved in running the FECABu regional Bible Schools and has recently been given the responsibility to build a church, both the people and a place to meet!








20th  All day at Nyakabiga church - in the morning with 700 people and in the afternoon with the youth.












2ist Important meeting with the coucil of elders of FECABu and also with Joselyne who runs the AVEC projects, with over 100 small, local community groups for savings and income generation.








22nd Observing group discussion session of a local GLO partner group,working on church-planting and missionary-sending initiatives.



Ending the visit on a note of hope for the church in Burundi.








23d - 24th Travelling back to UK.




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