Diocese is collecting food supplies to assist
victims of hunger in the north - eastern provinces
than 5 tons of maize and bean grains are expected
to be distributed by mid April.
Diocese also assisted the disaster victims through
its programme of reconstruction. A hundred houses
were built in
(in RUKOBE, BUKEMBA and KAYOVE areas)
February and March, for three days each week, a
team led by Rev. Pat and Pam Brooks visited the
five Archdeaconries in Matana Diocese. Pat Brooks
taught from Paul’s first letter to Timothy with
a stress on the way of discipleship for pastors
and church teachers.
Brooks distributed many pairs of reading
spectacles to those who needed them.
Bowen and Eularie RIBAKARE gave vivid lessons on
AIDS and how to relate to those suffering from the
disease. Drama, in which local people
participated, brought this to life.
praise God for the great work of Pat and Pam
Brooks, our friends, missionaries, and the team.
These days spent together encouraged all of us in
our witness for Christ.
year our Lent gatherings focused on the challenge
to all of us to ponder on the death of Jesus
-49). In his suffering Jesus set an example for us
to apply in our daily lives. As the
we have to show compassion to those in affliction
(street children, prisoners, and widows and
widowers, orphans …) so as to fulfil our call to
be servants of Christ.
praise God for people who were freed from smoking,
witchcraft and other chains of bondage by
committing their lives to Christ during these
provincial youth gathering took place 17th
– 21st April 2006 at the Lycée of
Matana. The meeting involved secondary school
students and university students. They received
teaching on the theme of “Youth for Peace in
”. The participants left the event to work with
their committees teaching sustainable peace within
the community in general and in youth circles in
are grateful to the World Council of Churches (WCC)
for providing the means to run the meeting.
a follow-up, our Diocesan Youth Department is
preparing a youth gathering that will probably
take place 2nd – 6th
PRAISES AND PRAYERS
God with us for the abundant rain all over the
KABURENTE Berchmans, the father of our Archbishop,
Friday 17th March 2006
, at the age of 92. We give thanks for his life
and witness. Pray also with us for his family.
with us for the many commitments our Bishop, the
Most Revd. Bernard NTAHOTURI, has both within and
outside the Anglican Church of Burundi.
with us for the forthcoming youth gathering.
the continuous loss of our old Christians who knew
the history of our Church, Rev J. Paul NEMERIMANA
has taken the initiative to write on the history
of the Anglican Church of Burundi from its
beginnings up to now. He needs prayers and support
for this work.