Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly [is] great, but the laborers [are] few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest - Luke 10:2.

BURUNDI

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By Augustin Omana


Pastor Augustin Omana has a vision for the lost of his nation and has been actively involved with work involving orphans, widows and hospital visitation in Burundi and in the Congo. He is the brother to Pastor Boniface Okalo in whose congregation Catch the Wave Ministries participated in the Pastor's seminar on evangelism in March 2009. Please view the Well of Salvation Church page below. Pastor Augustin spreads the gospel in Burundi and in DR Congo training pastors. He has just started Catch the Wave Ministries - Burundi.

 


Pastors Seminar 2010

 

The World Up To Date

 

June 2009 DRCongo Update

 

May 2009 Buyenz Update

 

April 2009 ISOB Burundi Update

 

Photo Album Evangelism Burundi

 

Well Of Salvation Church

 


PRAYER REQUEST

6/3/09

Tools needed for evangelism:

  • Bibles in French and Kirundi

  • Tracts in French and Kirundi

5/26/09
 Traveling to Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C) to prepare a conference for 300 Pastors: Open hearts, receptive minds, safety, opportunities to unity in a common effort to bring the lost to Yeshuah


11/18/10

 

A pictorial look at Burundi

Our Flag   

 

    Our first Protestant President Peter Nkurunziza

 

Our First Lady

 

Our landscape Our mountain terrain Our Lake

 

Our streets   Our Airport 

 

Bujumbura our capital City  Outside the city

 

Making bricks for homes  Our money

 

    Our dancers   Our fish

 

Our cows Our Hippos

 

      The effects of war

   Refugee Camp  Refugees

 

6/3/09

(I post this email exert from Pastor Augustine because I was just now thinking these same words to myself but put them in the back of my mind with little expectations that they were words of blessings from God for this ministry. No sooner had I put away these thoughts I received this email from my brother in Burundi. Someone in Africa is catching this wave but with their own strategies and vision for their continent. I know that it will take and African to win an African and an American to win an Americans and a Chinese to win a Chinese. I know that each nation must have a vision for its self if the lost there will be won to Christ. However, I am now inclined to believe that God will use this very ministry to make that possible. If God has given you a vision then you ought to have the courage to pursue it. When others see you pursuing yours they will pursue theirs. We sharpen each other.

 

"Mama Africa JOY
Here in our AFRICAN GREAT LAKES REGION we needs teachings like the ones you taught there. This is the time for growing the kingdom of God. Many times, many days, and for many years we had received many false teachings from around the World. So you know, God is lifting up many Bothers and Sisters of this generation to deliver this world and preach and teach the word of truth. Our work now is to train this generation and prepare our next Generations for the work ahead."

 

"I am so very ready to work and to walk with the truth people of God like you. God has told me many things about you and your Ministry, God has told me youíre a truth servant and this ministry will grow all around the world (all Nations). God has told me about Africa that this ministry will grow seriously in Africa. This ministry will grow so much in Africa above other countries in the world. Please consider the work of Africa so much. God has told me about you and say He give you the key of Africa and He will finish to open the door for you in Africa and no one, no devil, no angel can close it."

CATCH WAVE MINISTRY/BURUNDI
Pastor Augustin Omana

 

BURUNDI

 

There are about 7 million people in the nation of Burundi. 85% claim to be Christian and 15% are Muslim. The current President of Burundi is Muslim. There is really not much evangelism happening in Burundi. 60% of the current Christian population is catholic and of the approximate 25% protestants only about 10% are considered born again. Less than 1% of the born again believers participate in evangelism. There is a great need for the body of our savior to move into the fields for the harvest is ripe but no laborers.

 

Burundi's first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions. More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the conflict that spanned almost a dozen years. Hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries. An internationally brokered power-sharing agreement between the Tutsi-dominated government and the Hutu rebels in 2003 paved the way for a transition process that led to an integrated defense force, established a new constitution in 2005, and elected a majority Hutu government in 2005. The new government, led by President Pierre NKURUNZIZA, signed a South African brokered ceasefire with the country's last rebel group in September of 2006 but still faces many challenges.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/by.html

 

Burundi is a landlocked, resource-poor country with an underdeveloped manufacturing sector. The economy is predominantly agricultural with more than 90% of the population dependent on subsistence agriculture. Economic growth depends on coffee and tea exports, which account for 90% of foreign exchange earnings. The ability to pay for imports rests primarily on weather conditions and international coffee and tea prices. The Tutsi minority, 14% of the population, dominates the coffee trade. An ethnic-based war that lasted for over a decade resulted in more than 200,000 deaths, forced more than 48,000 refugees into Tanzania, and displaced 140,000 others internally. Only one in two children go to school, and approximately one in 15 adults has HIV/AIDS. Food, medicine, and electricity remain in short supply. Burundi's GDP grew around 5% annually in 2006-07, before increasing to 6% in 2008. Political stability and the end of the civil war have improved aid flows and economic activity has increased, but underlying weaknesses - a high poverty rate, poor education rates, a weak legal system, and low administrative capacity - risk undermining planned economic reforms. Burundi will continue to remain heavily dependent on aid from bilateral and multilateral donors; the delay of funds after a corruption scandal cut off bilateral aid in 2007 reduced government's revenues and its ability to pay salaries. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/by.html

 

CALVARY MOUNTAIN CHURCH

Our Present Situation

 

We meet in a primary school classroom. The Lord is adding to the number of our congregation every day. We do worship on Tuesdays and Fridays in homes of people (from 5 to 6 pm) because at that time pupils are still in class and we cannot have space for worship.

The Government of Burundi issued a decree (the ministry of education, whose minister is a Muslim) and the decree says that all churches that are operating in schools must end that worship by April. They have to find a place other than in schools to worship. Now because of time, we realized that it was important to organize fund raising. This happened February 22, 2009. We were mainly focusing on how we could have our own place where to rent and finally buy (in Godís time). Our target is to reach 3000 USD so that we can pay rent on an empty land, build a hall and buy benches. We thank God for the neighboring churches that came and they were able to give 60 USD and made a pledge of 100 USD. That was a very big step. Now we are trusting God for breakthrough. We are truly on our knees as a new church and new people.

 

Great News in the church

 

As we were visiting hospitals, we meet and prayed for sick people. 5 of them are HIV positive. Their hope is only in God. Now they have regained strength and have come to our church. Great news! All that is left to them is God. It is wonderful and touching to see how they are following God with all their beings.

 

Our thanksgiving

 

We want to thank you so much for praying for us, standing with us, putting us in your hearts, supporting us spiritually, financially, morally and even with words of encouragement. We do not have anything to give you but God sees your good work (deeds) towards us, He will reward you. Thank you for sowing into our hearts. Our other prayer request is the sound system that we know God is bringing our way. May His name be glorified forever and ever, Amen! 

 

Pastor Jean-Baptiste Sibomana and

Pastor Augustin Omana (On behalf of the church)

B. P. 6862 Bujumbura-Burundi

East-Africa

Email: sibomanajb@yahoo.com or

serviteur_augustin@yahoo.fr

 

1/20/09

HE IS ABLE


Total Healing


On 20th, January 2008 I was going to Preach in the Hospital (ROI KHALED), in Burundi,  to the place of Aids (sida) people. I saw this woman in that Hospital whose name is SAUDA. She was Muslim and I was  preaching the word of God. I was talking about JESUS IS ABLE to give total healing, and she received Jesus Christ. After going to 5 different Hospitals looking for confirmation of healing, all 5 hospitals confirmed total healing. Jesus has healed her. Yesterday 25th,December 2008 we went to the  lake to baptism her and others. .f you see very much to they head you will see the SIDIDA (is the cachet of Muslim to they head). This is the miracle. If you believe in Jesus you will be Heal.
Augustin Omana

 

 

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