Thursday, 17 December 2015

The Vision

 Raising up a generation of godly leaders to transform our society is the Vision on Burundi Youth for Christ. Now that the country is in crisis, BYFC is not sitting down waiting for peace to run the vision. We are busy at work. We have a thousand of students to train in both Future Hope Schools and Gitega International Academy. They are soon leaving for Christmas holidays to be back in January of 2016. While back, they have to be supervised. They can't be left by their own. They are teenagers and young children of primary schools. So, we've chosen investing in the youth. It's like planting seeds in a good soil. Let's combine our efforts, for sure the harvest will be so good.

Bakery Project

The bakery project is going well. It’s exciting to see how the children in the Homes of Hope and 

the Future Hope School have benefited from the addition of bread to their diets. We have a bakery in Cibitoke and Gitega and this project is making a big difference. Children who used to come to school hungry, now get fed mid-morning, and their grades have improved now that they are not studying on an empty stomach. The surplus bread and doughnuts  are sold in town and generate an income to support the projects. With this project, we’re providing:- skills-training and a livelihood for those working in the bakery, food for the children in our care and we’re taking steps towards sustainability from the income we generate in town.
Full self-sustainability is still a long way off, but this is an encouraging step anyway.
We pray for good and godly workers to accomplish this activity.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Christmas Preparation

Please pray with us. Political violence and insecurity increased in Bujumbura this weekend. Many persons  were perished in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.  
Nevertheless, as Christians we keep trusting in Jesus our Saviour. We continue praying and we hope to celebrate the Christmas day like others. 

Galatians 3: 11  "....The just shall live by faith.'' 

Our children in the Homes of Hopes ( Orphanages) and schools ( Future Hope Schools and Gitega International Academy) are still busy with their first term Exams. Our schools and orphanages are located in Gitega, Cibitoke and Makamba. We praise the Lord as the kids don't hear gunfire, it's peaceful there. They can't wait to celebrate Christmas day. We pray for enough fund to be able celebrate for these kids. It's their day. Prayers and Supports are most needed and highly appreciated.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Future Hope School Makamba is here!

On the 14th of September, Future Hope School Makamba officially opened its doors to its inaugural class of students! Praise God! BYFC is continuing to push forward and raise the standard for education in this country. So many parents were thrilled beyond belief that we have finally been able to open a school in their area. Optimism is everywhere, and
expectations are high. Unlike many other primary schools in this part of the country, Future Hope School will be providing training in computer basics, bible study, English language, and leadership skills. All of this is in addition to the required government curriculum, and we cannot wait to see how these diverse programs will impact the children attending the school. We know that by investing in these children when they are young, God will be able to shape the future of this nation. 
 Cibitoke Homes of Hope Acquaculture 

The first aquaculture trial is going well in Cibitoke. We praise the Lord, the fish are growing well despite their less than ideal situation. A lot are big enough to pickle and dry. In addition to the fish, snow peas and queensland pumpkins with many other vegetables are planted although we are in dry season.  We collect dirty water from  fish and put it in the garden of vegetables. It contains most of minerals required for the vegetables. We thank Des Willmott from Villages of Life Australia who spent two months with us  teaching some of YFC staff how to run a such project. 
A big thank you to all our supporters who are contributing to give life in Burundi Youth for Christ.