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Recent news from Burundi and beyond

Electrical Breakthrough on the Way?

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!

 

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'Flipchart' Baby in Vineyard Church Kayanza!

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 - Killed for stealing Crops

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 info(at)greatlakesoutreach.org or make a gift here.  Thank you!

New base for Milk for Transformation

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.  

GLO partner welcomed by Cross of Nails Community

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 - Gir'Ubuntu project

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.

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Christian Initiatives for Peace (CIP)

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 children graduate

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.

Listen to Simon Guillebaud: 'How do you find hope when everything seems hopeless?'

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