When missionary Guillebaud went to the East African nation of Burundi in 1999 it was one of the most dangerous places on earth! Combining prayer letters, diary entries, and personal reflections, he shares the dark times and triumphant faith experienced while growing a humble street evangelism project into a massively fruitful ministry.
In 1999 Simon Guillebaud went to Burundi, one of the most dangerous countries on earth, where he pulled together an evangelistic team to reach the youths of the streets. Several colleagues died--but God honored their efforts. Hundreds found faith and miracles became almost a daily occurrence. Although Simon had not expected to survive, God had other plans. A lady called Lizzie was willing to share Simon's difficult life, and they now have three children.
To empower local people, Simon determined to construct the best conference center in Burundi. Astonishingly the center was built without incurring debt or paying bribes. It is now open, in full use, and already profitable.
Simon comments: The book combines prayer letters, diary entries, and reflections from ten years in a war zone, from very humble beginnings to a massively fruitful ministry. It covers witchcraft, miracles, evangelism, Islam, orphans, street kids, AIDS, business for mission, and stories of triumphant faith in the midst of hideous suffering. It includes dark times and disillusionments. It's real, vulnerable, and raw.
Simon, his wife Lizzie and their three children are currently based in South Carolina as he networks in support of Burundi, and travels around the USA speaking on radical discipleship. He is the founder of Great Lakes Outreach and the author of the popular book and DVD series More than Conquerors.
In 1999, Simon Guillebaud arrived in Burundi. which was reckoned to be the most dangerous country on earth at the time. He risked his life alongside bold colleagues as they recklessly pursued Christ's call to go and make disciples. Death-threats, ambushes, disease and corruption were all part of life in this desperate place. In time a movement of passionate men and women of faith developed, with extraordinary results and at great cost.
God honored their efforts. Tens of thousands found faith. Miracles became a regular occurrence in this perilous environment. Several co-workers died.Simon lived with a passion and urgency due to the fact that he too expected to die, and so wanted to maximize his time.
"The book combines prayer letters, diary entries, and reflections from ten years in a war zone," says Simon. "It includes thoughts on witchcraft, miracles, evangelism, Islam, orphans, street kids, AIDS, and many stirring stories of triumphant faith in the midst of hideous suffering."