We have spent many years praying for mains-powered electricity at Gitega Homes of Hope, using solar panels which were expensive to install and fix, and therefore rather limiting. During the crisis, when you would least expect it, the electricity board has installed electric pylons right next to our orphanage. Let's pray they will be connected soon!
EE visited a Vineyard Church in Kayanza with their flipchart presentation. The lady pictured left was there. She had endured multiple still births over many years. She was pregnant when she attended the EE event and she shared her problem with the team. They prayed for her. As you can see here, the lady finally gave birth to a beautiful baby!
Famine has affected the North. It's so desperate that some people have been killed or imprisoned for stealing crops from neighbouring fields. Others have abandoned children to flee to the Congo because they can't bear to see their children suffer. Praise God for Harvest Initiative supporters who have funded emergency food distributions. If you'd like to help us tackle malnutrition, please email or make a gift here. Thank you!
The Milk for Transformation project is an innovative social enterprise established in a rural community with 400 families and farmers. It is now starting to develop a new base and outreach in Gihanga, Cibitoke, an area of the country most affected by the recent famine in East Africa.
Congratulations to New Generation, our street children partner, on being accepted by the Cross of Nails Community. This is in recognition of the outstanding work of New Generation towards peace and reconciliation in Burundi.
New Generation plays a key role in the strategic Christian Initiatives for Peace project. It draws crowds of young people through football and concerts in order to encourage them to keep out of the violence. This project is called 'Gir Ubuntu' or 'Be Human'. New Generation has worked with street children in Burundi for over a decade and is a hugely positive influence on the streets.
CIP is broadcasting across radio and TV stations reaching millions each week. Churches and christians are coming together in unity to pray for peace. Ten different christian organisations are working side by side to promote stability within the country. The work is high profile and dangerous but the teams are determined to take a stand for peace. The stories are too sensitive to tell.
EE carry on their work of sharing the love of God across the country, through thick and thin. Pictured here are members of a group of 37 children who took part in their project in Kirundo.