Interested in seeing God work all over the world? At The Gathering, we are excited to be given the great opportunity to take the gospel to Burundi, East Africa. Being a part of the CITY Movement, we love every opportunity we get to use the platform of the YMCA to exalt Christ and plant churches. Right now, we are sending teams to Burundi each summer and establishing a donation program for orphans. Want to learn more? Interested in joining us? 

July 13-24, 2024 Trip

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What is the vision of the YMCA of Burundi?

The Burundi YMCA is committed to exalting Christ by demonstrating the gospel through a weekly feeding program for children and proclaiming the gospel to them through various ministry outreaches.  

 Their current initiatives are:

  • building a Christian school to equip the next generation academically and spiritually (Proverbs 16:16)
  • establishing a training center for a multipurpose vision of church planting, national office headquarters, and after-school outreach program.

July of 2024, The YMCA of Burundi has invited us to serve alongside them in hosting Youth Camp (children and teens), putting on a city wide soccer tournament for an evangelistic outreach, and ministering through a Pastor’s & Leaders conference. Our 2024 trip is the first of our three year partnership with the YMCA of Burundi to see the gospel go forth in East Africa. 

How Do I GO?

If you are just seeing this, pray for the 2024 trip and it’s fruit! Consider joining us in July 2025!

We are looking to bring teams of 10-12 people from around the country who love the Lord and His church and who believe in the strategy of planting churches in the YMCA. The various roles we will need consist of teachers, worship leaders, soccer coaches/assistants, friend-makers and servant-hearted followers of Jesus. 

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How can I get involved in the ongoing care of orphans in Burundi?

There are many orphans in Burundi as a result of the civil war which took place in 2005. The YMCA of Burundi is meeting their community’s needs in a healthy and practical way. As members of their local churches, the staff of the YMCA seek healthy families in their churches to care for the orphans in the community. The families commit to house and feed them.

The Gathering is partnering with the Burundi Y to establish the Orphan Care Initiative. OCI is a financial way to help these orphans. Their school fees and uniforms cost $50/month. Your donations will help us give hope to these precious children.

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Where is Burundi anyways?

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2023 Trip

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