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Burundi: training the next generation

In 2012 during a conference, Onesphore Manirakiza, a leader of a Christian organisation, felt compelled to start training other pastors in Burundi.

Russ Bennett

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Two years later, a group of six pastors began to meet regularly to share ministerial challenges with Manirakiza. Two years after that, Transforming Burundi began, which aimed to train and coach church leaders with the aim of creating healthier churches. By 2018 Transforming Burundi became the Antioch School – a school which has already trained over 200 church leaders. After leaving the country, a few weeks ago, Russ Bennett (see photo – back row on right), missionary and trainer, reports on the work so far: