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A Voice Calling on the Wind

Rachel Chimits
October 1, 2020

Burundi’s churches are using the radio to endorse COVID prevention methods and the hope of the gospel to their entire nation.

As COVID-19 began to hit the continent of Africa, many churches faced the difficulty of inaccurate reports and contradicting instructions from their governments. In some places, people simply had no idea what was happening to their country and the entire region.

Recovering From COVID-19

Pacifique Nzoyisenga
July 16, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads through Africa, one of our partners shares his battle with it and his heart for his country’s people.

Early in 2020, the world health organizations announced a pandemic and killing virus named COVID-19. By March, every nation around the globe was counting patients and deaths due to that plague.

Bringing Blessings Amid COVID-19

Andreas Steffensen
June 15, 2020

Around the world, churches and our partners are working together to bless their communities caught in the coronavirus pandemic.

Since March 24th, the Cuban government has shut down grocery stores, with a few exceptions, to ration food supplies throughout the country. For many locals even being able to eat one meal a day has become a struggle.

The Tale of the Prodigal Mother

Rachel Chimits
February 20, 2020

World Challenge’s team in Burundi is working to help estranged families reconnect to one another and grow in a relationship with God.

Sam was first seen near Ngozi’s marketplace. Some of the market’s venders reported a very small child crying desperately, huddled near a sewage disposal channel.

Street Kid Turned Neighborhood Evangelist

Pacifique Nzoyisenga
January 9, 2020

World Challenge’s partners in Burundi run a children’s home and school so abandoned children can experience God’s love and care as well as grow into strong adults.

When I first found Mukamarakiza, he was living on the streets in Ngozi.

He’d been abandoned early and was 11 years old when we met, but unfortunately this is nothing unusual. Street children in Burundi are common, especially in the larger towns.

Youth in the Heart of Africa

Arthur Manirambona
June 11, 2019

Concern for the young people and future of Burundi is what drives one young man, a World Challenge scholarship student at Summit.

I am from Bujumbura, the capital city* of Burundi in East Africa.

Raised in a non-Christian family, I started drinking when I was 6 years old. It’s not uncommon for people to start drinking at an early age with the traditions in our community.

Building for Burundi’s Mothers

Rachel Chimits
April 23, 2019

A group of churches in Bujumbura are working to help widowed women achieve economic independence and a new life in Christ.

The Baptist Union of Churches was founded in 1928 and is the oldest evangelic and one of the most respected groups in Burundi. 

In 1972, during a surge of tribal conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi, churches’ pastors were either killed or fled the country. Despite the terrible devastation, the church has recovered.