The First Anniversary Service for Emmanuel Church Bujumbura, Burundi

The First Anniversary for Emmanuel Church Bujumbura, Burundi

On January 15, 2024, Emmanuel Church of Burundi joyously celebrated its first anniversary.

The jubilant occasion commenced with a heartfelt mass featuring songs of praise and worship, setting the tone for a day filled with gratitude. The congregation then delved into the teachings of the Bible, specifically reflecting on the call of God as outlined in Matthew 4:17-23. Following this enlightening session, the atmosphere resonated with grace during a period of sharing testimonies and recounting the rich history of the Church.

Emmanuel Church of Burundi had its humble beginnings on January 15, 2023, under the guidance of missionary Hope An. The church’s inception involved fervent evangelism directed towards students at Burundi University. Through the abundant grace of God, numerous students actively engaged in Bible studies, and some eventually became dedicated members of the church.

Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the church has experienced significant growth. Presently, two churches, namely Emmanuel Church and Revival Church, stand proudly in the capital of Burundi. Additionally, one member from Burundi answered the call and ventured to the West African country of Benin to pioneer a new branch. The enthusiasm for spreading the teachings of the Bible continues to grow, with an increasing number of Bible students expressing their desire to devote themselves to expanding the kingdom of God.

As we reflect on this momentous day, may God’s continued calling inspire and mobilize more servants to venture into His fields. May the memory of this unforgettable anniversary instill in the hearts of the Emmanuel Church of Burundi members a profound sense of love and humility. Let them carry the spirit of Jesus, who sacrificed himself by shedding precious blood on the cross for the salvation of the world, as they continue to steward and nurture their growing community.