An update on the official requests that have come in from Burundi to the EFC-MAYM Missions Mobilizers for the new Burundi Sister Church Program. See 2014 September Burundi Sister Church as finalized summer 2014. Please prayerfully consider whether your church or individuals might be willing to partner with this and/or other Burundi church building projects to bless our friends for the sake of the Great Commission. The Mobilizers have worked with Burundi Yearly Meeting leadership to adapt the former Sister Church Program. We are excited about seeing Burundi leadership choosing projects according to criteria that we have chosen together, which is shaped around Burundi Friends’ vision and priorities.
1. SURE ($534 has been donated as of 2/19/15)
The Sure (pronounced “Sue-ray”) Church was started in 1956. This historic church was planted by Kibimba Monthly meeting and had Bahenda as their first pastor. In 2014, Sure has 200 members and has already started the construction of their new church building. They have completed the construction up to the top of the walls. EFC-MAYM and Burundi Yearly Meeting have agreed that it would be a great help for us to provide funds for tin roofing, nails for the roof, and cement for brick tuck-pointing, in order to save their new walls from being damaged in the rainy season. Their next vision after finishing their church building is to plant a new church in the nearby area of Mwaro Province. See the proposal here: SURE Church Project.The total estimated amount in this project request is $2,136.
2. KAMENGE (Monthly Meeting)/Kamesa (Local Church) ($2894)
3. NKANKA ($2250)
4. NYARUKENKE ($2230)
5. KAYANZA ($1040)
6. RUTSIRI ($3784)
7. MUTAHO ($3000)
8. NYAKABANDA ($1500)
9. NYARUNTANA ($1570)
10. NYANGUNGU ($2481.48)
See descriptions and details for all of the above Sister Church Project proposals in the following document: Burundi Sister Churches #2-10 (No funds have been received as of 2/19/15).
The Missions Mobilizers are seeking churches and individuals in EFC-MAYM who are willing to partner with them in this way. An EFC-MAYM church could partner with all of part of the project. As other churches in Burundi meet qualifications for this program and are added to our fundraising list, the Missions Mobilizers will keep you informed. We can work with your congregation to know exactly where your donations go so that you can celebrate a relationship with a specific Burundian congregation. Any funds that come in above and beyond the Sure Church project needs, will be reserved in the Burundi Sister Church fund to be used for upcoming projects.
Please send donation to: EFC-MAYM, 2018 W. Maple St., Wichita, KS, 67213 marked “Burundi Sister Church Project.”