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:

Shrivelled Legs, Soaring Soul!

Yesterday we got to meet with Macaire – this story is as good as it gets! When he was 12-years-old, he contracted polio. He was taken to several hospitals but his legs shrivelled up and he was left disabled. Language can be harsh sometimes. There are different cases in Kirundi.

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Simon Guillebaud Preaching

Dancing in the Rain!

Our founder Simon Guillebaud had an exhilarating start to his recent visit to Burundi! Visiting a rally in Kirusi run by United Citizens for Change and Development, they had the chance to share with the hundreds of locals who came to the rally. This was a chance to witness the

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tending to crops - United Citizens for Change and Development

Emmanuel’s Total Transformation

Emmanuel didn’t do well at school, so he decided to drop out. He worked as a labourer on people’s farms for a living. Most of the time, he couldn’t hold down a job for more than three months due to his problems with alcohol. He joined a fish farming

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divine standing outside her home

The Peace That Surpassed Grief

At twenty years of age, Divine was a mother to a healthy one-year baby. Loved by her husband, she was living the life of her dreams. However, her world collapsed when her baby died of an unknown cause, and her husband almost chased her out for becoming a Christian.

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