Simon Guillebaud Appeals For Prayers For Burundi Outreach
Simon Guilddebaud the man behind the Great Lakes Outreach project in Burundi has just flown back to the African state which took his heart in 2003. He appeals for prayer and explains it has been the key in supporting the Burundian evangelists travelling taround this formerly war-torn country..to deliver the gospel. "Reports are trickling from our 615 evangelists upcountry in Burundi as they spend two weeks doing outreach in markets, fields, homes etc." says Simon. Find out more!
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"As ever there is some opposition, and a few of our guys have been arrested. Onesphore (the movement leader) wrote to me, saying that the fact they were released so quickly by the overruling of the regional Governor shows that there must be a lot of prayer back up, as that speedy result seemed very unlikely.
"He thanks you all for the intercession on their behalf. Here's another story from him: 'Madenga was a man who'd been demon-posessed for ten years. He terrorised people he came across, and didn't even recognise some of his children. When he saw our evangelists, he threatened them. But they remained uncowed, insisting he listen to the gospel. They shared the gospel and then prayed for him, and he was delivered on the spot! For the first time in a decade he now greeted his family and neighbours. The whole area got to hear about the miracle and a number of others gave their lives to Christ." He explains.
"Thousands have been impacted in the last week, and this incredible outreach will finish at the end of the week, so please keep lifting them up daily if you can."
Simon says he has 'mixed feelings' about returning to Burundi. "I’ll be glad to get back to the rawness of the action, the unpredictability and craziness of life out there, and the sheer beauty of being part of an incredible work of God with some amazing Burundian brothers and sisters.
"I have a peace that it’s where we’re meant to be. But I know it’ll be challenging – from the daily grind of power cuts, water shortages, sapping heat, normally routine tasks taking ages, etc to dealing with abject poverty, so many people looking to me to help them, exposing ourselves to more diseases and sickness, and the stresses and pressures of responsibility for both work and family in what is undeniably a difficult context." he explains.
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