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    • Sep16Wed

      Expanding the Ministry in Burundi

      September 16, 2020 by the TWR Canada Team
      Filed Under:
      Africa, Evangelism, Testimonies, Burundi
      For over 30 years, TWR Burundi has shared a building and office space with a partner organization called Scripture Union. In 2019, God began paving the way for TWR Burundi to have its own property that will significantly enhance the ministry's ability to grow.

      By God’s grace, both TWR and Scripture Union have outgrown their shared office space. In a building of their own, TWR Burundi can produce more programming for Burundi and neighbouring countries, use their facility as a training centre for believers and Christian leaders and continue to introduce the truth and hope of Jesus to Burundians and disciple them in their faith. TWR Burundi has seen the impact of their ministry for decades and their new space will allow for this impact to multiply.

      In 2019, the new building was purchased and over the past year the team has continued to make the necessary renovations and improvements. As of early August, the old walls have been retouched and the external wall for the studios has been built. The roof is currently being replaced and will be complete before the rainy season begins in September.

      Earlier this year, a sound technician from TWR International visited TWR Burundi to assist in planning and recommendations for the new audio studio. With his recommendations, and those from a local studio technician, TWR Burundi will have an improved audio studio for recording their radio programs, including Good News for All and Jesus is the Answer.

      For the past 20 years, TWR Canada has been sponsoring these two programs as they air weekly in the Kirundi language on Burundi National Radio, which has a potential reach of more than 10 million listeners. These two programs have been on the air since 1993 and 1994 and continue to be two of the most popular programs on the radio. We recently received these testimonies that demonstrate the impact these programs are having on the lives of listeners across Burundi:

      "Praise the Lord. I like Jesus is the Answer. It has helped me greatly, because as I listened to the testimonies of different people in this program, I decided to receive Jesus as my Lord and Saviour and he became the answer to my problems."

      “I greet you in the name of Jesus. I am a young man who likes to listen to Jesus is the Answer. I am happy to tell you that the testimony you have just shared has helped me very much. I would also like to receive Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. Please lead me and pray for me because I am really tired of living in sin.”

      “Thank you for the good testimonies I heard in the program Jesus is the Answer. Indeed, only Jesus can quench any kind of thirst and hunger in my life. This program has really been helpful to me.”

      “I was really touched by the message you gave in the program Good News for All. You continue teaching us that God is faithful to his promises. May God bless you so much.”

      “I thank God for this program of Jesus is the Answer. All the testimonies I hear in this program show that there is special peace and joy when you receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.”
      "I am a farmer who spends a lot of time in my rice fields. I always listen to the radio as I work. Thank you very much for the program Good News for All. This program has touched my heart in such a way that I decided to receive the Lord Jesus as my Saviour. Please pray for me to keep firm in my faith."

      “Thank you very much, pastor. Today while listening to your program, I responded to your invitation to kneel while you prayed for us. Now I am a new person saved by faith in Jesus Christ. May God bless you.”

      Praise the Lord for the ways in which he is changing lives across Burundi through these two programs! As the new office building continues to be renovated, please pray for those listening to programs such as these, for the ongoing renovations of the office and for the remaining financial need. As of July 31, we're only $31,400 away from our total project need of $380,000. As you pray, would you also consider an additional gift to this project?

      Thank you again for your prayers and generous financial gifts that enable us to continue speaking hope to the world in some of the world's most under-resourced nations.