Friday, 23 February 2018
Dear partners, sponsors, supporters and friends, it is our great honour to recognise and appreciate you for the support you have given us this entire year, for your consistent prayers for us and the many different ways you have touched many through this ministry. On behalf of everyone at Burundi Youth for Christ, we want to wish you all a very blessed year 2018.
In January, we welcomed volunteers from UK who came to help us teach at Gitega International Academy. We have also worked tirelessly with GIA school to get GIA accreditation in NAPS and now we keep praying for everything required to get the school accreditation in
This past year has been economically hard here in Burundi. However, 2017 has been a year of big developments in GIA and in YFC in
general; firstly by giving graduation to the second GIA laureates and celebrating the Thanksgiving day for the 17 years of YFC existence in Burundi. In addition, all our schools, Gitega International Academy and Future Hope Schools in Cibitoke, Gitega and Makamba, are classified among the best schools in the whole country. We are grateful to the Lord for that.
We thank all our guests, volunteers and short term mission teams who have worked with us this last year, we pray that you will continue to follow our journey as we move forward into the year to come…
Academy( GIA) recently get baptised. This is a very exciting news! Some of our GIA students have been so touched by the chapel services and testimonies of the staff during their time in the school, that they decided to give their lives to Christ. This is cause for a great celebration!
A big thank you to all the staff and volunteers who have worked hard in the HOH and chapel
services, even when there was no sign that their words or actions were taking root.
Everything happens in God’s time. They were baptised this month in the same church of the Homes of Hope responsible. We continue praying for them to well
continue this journey of Salvation. In addition, we keep enjoying the Love of God among us.
Recently, these two young boys compete with other many Burundians to get scholarships to study in one of the best high schools of the African continent in Southern Africa at Waterford Kamhlaba United college in Swaziland and the Lord granted both seats to our boys. We praise the Lord for his favour upon them!