GLO Partner Projects

Scripture Union Burundi

God’s Big Story transforming young lives

SU Burundi has been GLO's main partner since GLO began in 2003, sharing the Good News with over 75,000 men, women and children every year. Right through the genocide and Burundian civil war, members of different tribes have worked tirelessly alongside one another for SU, modelling ethnic unity despite the dangers. Now 40 years old, SU Burundi is held in very high esteem nationally. Many key leaders in different spheres of society, from the police to the army and education, became Christians through SU Burundi's youth camps as youngsters.

What we offer: SU achieves its goals through its four specialised ministry areas: Children, Youth, Families and Bible Ministry. As well as providing the nation's daily bible reading notes and children's resources, It has created a vast network of hundreds of Bible clubs in High Schools across the country, by training up volunteers in teaching the word of God to children and young people. These clubs are hugely popular and help pupils to connect with one another and make friends as well as find a real faith in Jesus. SU also reaches out to families, strengthening marriages. Youth ministry is a major focus, with film outreaches and youth camps helping thousands of young people to grow in their Christian faith or discover Jesus Christ for the first time.

Recent Story of Transformation: Testimonies of the fruits of SU Burundi's work abound, for example, one young man said recently: “False teachings are being spread, for example, “we are gods, we can’t get sick” and it is destroying our churches, bible clubs and affecting families. What made me and my friends stand firm is the teachings we got from a Scripture Union volunteer. We are standing on our faith in Christ and our hope is founded in the promises of God when we are at school and at home.”

Sustainability: SU asked GLO to help build a conference centre to hire out and as a base for some of its work. That is how the Kings Conference Centre (KCC) started. SU is in the process of extending KCC so that it can accommodate larger conference groups. All the proceeds from KCC help fund SU Burundi, it's great work!

Prayer requests:

Please pray for the safety of all those working on KCC 

For provision to open the first two new floors and the new prayer room

Please pray for the High School Bible clubs, for the pupils and volunteers

Pray for provision of Bibles for the children, as many cannot afford their own copy and there aren't enough to go around. Thank God that so many children have a real appetite to study the word of God and pray for us to succeed in meeting the needs through the Bible loan project soon.


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