United Citizens for Change and Development

United Citizens for Change and Development

(formerly UCE – United Christians in Evangelism)

United Citizens for Change and Development is a vibrant indigenous organisation that GLO is so excited to partner with. With very little outside support, this group of passionate Burundians laboured for a decade before coming to our attention. Unlike all our other partners, United Citizens for Change and Development (UCCD) had no base in the capital, Bujumbura, but worked out of Ngozi in the North.

Their activities range widely, but come under the following main areas: evangelism through gospel rallies and showing of films; engagement with Muslims; capacity building of church leaders; discipleship of children with training of Sunday school workers; entrepreneurial agriculture projects through creating cooperatives; church prayer mobilisation and revival conferences; mobile theological training in multiple locations.

UCCD is hugely impressive. The team is willing to work hard, travel all over the country, engage in dangerous areas, and make their funds stretch a long way. Their zeal and fruitfulness is remarkable. They provide a constant stream of inspiring transformational stories, and we can see God’s blessing on their sacrificial labours.

Stories from United Citizens for Change and Development:

Thunderbolts from Heaven!

Nearly every other weekend of the year, the UCCD team are out in remote parts of Burundi, collaborating with local churches to run Gospel outreach events. In 2023 alone, over 54,000 people attended these events, with 8,621 people making that special decision to become followers of Jesus! They often see

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Redefining Education

There’s a sudden surge in pastors seeking university-level accreditation in Burundi. GLO Partner, United Citizens for Change and Development, has been establishing pop-up internationally-accredited Bible schools for the past couple of years, meaning they are well prepared for this unexpected challenge. In 2022, they established 59 of these schools!  You

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Your Seeds of Generosity…

As part of our project to build a retirement home for destitute Pastors in Burundi, we recently ran an appeal to buy up much of the fertile land surrounding the buildings. This land will be cultivated to feed those living onsite, as with the ample surplus sold to cover costs

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Anastasia and Isaiah smile for a photo together in the midst of a crowd at a UCCD gospel rally.

Longing for a Heavenly Dwelling

Like any other wife in a small Burundian village, Anastasia earned her living as a farmer. She enjoyed being a wife and mother, and never complained. She was known to be a good neighbour, and her family-in-law appreciated her hard work. Unfortunately, all that changed the minute Anastasia got sick.

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