Donna Bloomfield and the team at City Gate Church in Bujumbura, Burundi continue to see people come to faith, mature in Christ and be lifted out of extreme poverty through their initiatives such as Foundations for Farming. This is in the context of very difficult circumstances at every level. At grassroot level the poverty leads to massive social issues such as rape being a common thing, theft and illnesses that could be avoided but either there are no medical facilities or there is no money to pay for medicine. At the broader level the country remains in turmoil, for example in recent weeks rebels launched 4 mortars at the airport and grenades were thrown in the town centre.
There is much that we can pray for to support our church there and so here are 5 key things that are currently underway that I’d love us to really get behind in prayer.
The team has just finished getting 327 children into school by making them uniforms and providing school kits. They hope to get others into school in the days ahead.
Most children, especially the girls, do not receive formal education so this is a hugely important area. Please pray for these 327 kids to be able to remain in school and for the team to be able to get more into school.