Today we have 2 exciting things happening….First a guest writer….David Even. YES folks, you got it right. My husband wrote this blog about the second exciting thing….GOD THINGS happening in Burundi.
Burundi? you ask…where the heck is Burundi and what is God doing there….Well first a geography lesson. Burundi is in East Africa just south of Rwanda and west of Tanzania and east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Who is in Burundi? you ask….Bosco. His picture and story are below.
Bosco in Burundi Mar 2015 through Mar 2016
His name is Jean Bosco Mutebutsi, he likes to be called Bosco. Until about two months ago he lived in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi. Burundi held its national elections early in 2015. Following the results of that election – total chaos…! Rioting and killings were the order of the day – every day.
While Bosco was with us for our annual Summit he was hearing from his friends back in Burundi. A great number of his friends were leaving the country. They were all telling him “do not come back here, it’s not safe”. One of his friends even managed to secure a flight for Bosco so he could leave directly from the airport to Rwanda.
But after much prayer Bosco was sure the Lord was telling him to stay. So he stayed. The rioting and killing continued all around him. But he was able to make more progress than he had before! He has added good, committed people to his team and they have gone into new regions to train the church leaders in disciplemaking. In short, he has seen a great increase in fruit because he was obedient and stayed where the Lord put him.
We have since been able to help him move to a somewhat safer location and the rioting and shootings have diminished.
Please pray for Bosco and his team to continue seeing fruitfulness in the work of the Kingdom to which they’ve been called.