In the 1950′s, my mother spent hours in prayer for our nation. As she vacuumed, washed dishes or worked in her garden, she would weep for the US and her people. I believe it was the prayers of my mother and many others that ignited the spiritual renewal known as the Jesus Movement in the 1960′s and 70′s. I experienced first hand how effective prayer can be in the life of a nation.
A few days ago I received this email. Of course, I get lots of these type of “junk mail” but for some reason, my heart was touched for the people who live in this poverty stricken nation. Perhaps you will join me praying for the African nation of Burundi. Here is a portion of the message from the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association. I want to join my brothers and sisters in Burundi praying for a Christ-honoring spiritual renewal.
On April 6, 1994, two surface-to-air missiles struck an airplane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi. Both were killed on impact. The attack reignited a centuries-old conflict between the region’s top two ethnic populations, the Hutus and the Tutsis.
In Rwanda, the event led to a 100-day genocide of the Tutsi people. In Burundi, it sparked over a decade of civil war and an endless cycle of ethnic violence.
Although Burundi’s civil war officially ended in 2005, the nation has yet to fully recover. Today Burundi is among the world’s poorest nations. Political unrest and conflict continue to run rampant. Many in Burundi have completely lost hope.
But the nation’s believers are trusting God for big things! Most of all, they want to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with their countrymen. And we’re blessed that they have asked us to host the Love Burundi Festival with Andrew Palau.
Andrew and a Missions team from the U.S. are on their way to Burundi right now!
The continent of Africa has been on Andrew’s heart for quite some time. By the grace of God, he and our team have led festivals in Rwanda and Uganda. Now, we need your help to impact Burundi with the real, life-changing power of Jesus Christ.
One of the key elements of this festival will be discipleship and follow-up for new believers. By partnering with us, you can change lives, impact a region, and bring healing to a nation torn apart by evil. Can you imagine the impact? Tangible hope where all hope is currently missing! You can make all the difference in someone’s life.