4 October 2004

Evangelism in Burundi Refugee Camps

Posted by Deogratias under: Burundi .

Dear Prayer Partner,

Greetings in the Precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Thanks for your prayers and support for the needy children in Gatumba refugee camp A & B. Because of the recent attack by the rebels, Gatumba refugee camp was closed in September, and 366 families of Banyamurenge returned home voluntary in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). When they arrived in DRC, local people didn’t receive them very well, instead they were stoned and 6 people were injured and 2 of them were children who were serious injured and now admitted to hospital for medical treatment. Another group joined other refugee in Ngagara refugee camp and others have been taken by UNHCR to another camp upcountry.

Among the refugee who went to DRC, 118 were children below 12 years, many more children are still in Burundi with their families and relatives in different new camps.

Please allow me to remind you that 44 injured children in the last attack, are still in hospital for medical treatment. Please remember them in your prayers.

All people who are in refugee B have been moved to a new camp located in Rukaramu Bujumbura Rural.

As our mission in CCD Burundi, we will continue to assist children as we used to do in the past years, we plan to continue feeding these children spiritually and physically. Please allow me to let you know that in order to do this work effectively, we are in a great need of a vehicle 4 WD that will enable us to reach the camps located upcountry. Please pray with us that God may open the door to get this vehicle.

We also need to move our office to another house, please pray that God provides the needed money ($900 USD) for 2 months deposit and 1 month of the rent. At this time, we only still have 16 days to have the office moved. Please pray for us so that this need be answered now.

Please pray for my trip to Tanzania where I will go to visit children in Burundian refugee camps. May God bless you as you continue to serve Him faithfully.

Yours in Christ,

Deogratias NIYONZIMA
President & Legal Representative
Christian Community Development Burundi
P.O.Box 6972 Bujumbura
Telephone : +257-249220
Mobile : +257-979036
E-mail : gdeniy@yahoo.com
Website: www.ccdburundi.org.uk

P.S: Please email us your comments at gdeniy@yahoo.com

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