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EAB Press - October 2007
 
EAB PRESS 071027-3
October 27, 2007

[EAB Press - Burundi] NEW - A VIDEO about the Anglican Church of Burundi is now on our website at www.anglicanburundi.org.

Revd Pedaculi Birakengana attended the Provincial Secretaries' Conference in Hong Kong at the end of August, designed to further professional development, encourage faith and ministry, and raise awareness of the challenges of other Provinces of the Anglican Communion. He was able to brief other Provinces on the work and ministry of the EAB.

The Pan Africa Christian Police Associations Conference was organised by the Christian Police Association of Burundi towards the end of September. It was formally opened by the Minister of Interior and Public Security and the Director General of the National Police.

Mothers' Union training on gender and development took place recently in collaboration with ACCORD.

Bujumbura diocese thanked and said farewell to Sheena McBain who has been a CMS mission partner based at Shombo Health Centre, near Muramvya, for two years.

The EAB continues to receive back schools from the government. In August 30 primary schools and three secondary schools were received.

The Kirundi version of "Great Truths from God's Word" by Dr Leonard Sharp was launched on September 24th by the International Bible Society, Bujumbura. The first version in Kirundi was written by Dr Sharp at Matana in the 1930s and early 1940s for evangelists. An enlarged English version was then produced in the 1970s to assist Bible teaching and support the work of pastors from which this latest Kirundi version has been translated. At the launch Church leaders expressed their thanks to Dr Sharp's daughter Mary, whose vision led to the work being undertaken.