GOSPEL MESSAGE SAVES MAN WHO COULDN’T AFFORD WITCH DOCTOR
Emery is a well-educated young man, brought up in Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital city. But when he completed his studies to be a technician, he found himself unable to get a job.
That was why he contacted a witch doctor who promised him a magic solution to his problems in exchange for money. But Emery didn’t have any money and so their meeting was postponed.
Then he happened to tune in to a Christian radio broadcast and that changed everything. “He was confused about what he had heard and afterwards he contacted us for spiritual help,” says Delphine Ndayikeza, director of World Outreach Initiatives (WOI). “He made the right choice and committed his life to Jesus. The witch doctor put a lot of pressure on him but after his repentance and salvation, Emery decided to have nothing more to do with him.”
Run by WOI with support from Blythswood Care, Radio Ivyizigiro broadcasts gospel messages and health advice in Kirundi, French, Swahili and English. It touches the lives of listeners in several countries in Africa’s Great Lakes Region.
Photo above: Ivyizigiro means hope: the Christian radio station broadcasts gospel messages in four languages, transforming the lives of listeners in Burundi and neighbouring countries