Nigel Ring on June 8th, 2017

Jesus said ‘It is finished’ as he hung on the cross and yielded up his spirit. This was no cry of relief that the pain was over but rather a shout of victory! Will you be able to say someday ‘It is finished’ with the same confidence that Jesus had? Do you know what your ‘it’ is? […]

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Nigel Ring on May 25th, 2017

Burundi has a chequered history. It experienced revival as part of the East African Revival in the middle decades of the twentieth century and then inter-tribal civil war through the 1990s and into the new century. Tension continues to exist to this day. On the UN scales of poverty Burundi features near the bottom. The […]

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Nigel Ring on April 24th, 2015

I have just received the following prayer request for Burundi from Simon Guillebaud (www.greatlakesoutreach.org) whom many of you know – he has been a speaker in several Newfrontiers Churches and at Newday. ‘This is an URGENT plea for prayers for Burundi. Few expect it to be peaceful this weekend. ‘Tomorrow we anticipate the President announcing […]

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Nigel Ring on March 27th, 2013

In my last three postings I have shared the philosophy and background of this initiative to bring transformation to the community in Burundi. Now here is a video. As you watch it look for the following ways in which this Social Enterprise can bring about transformation: Income generation Improved health Children able to go to […]

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Nigel Ring on March 19th, 2013

We have been looking at an initiative in Burundi to help transform communities through milk production. How does this work? Processing Once the milk arrives in the city it is received by yet another team of young men who are employed to boil it. This kills potentially dangerous bacteria, particularly tuberculosis. Once boiled, the milk […]

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Nigel Ring on March 11th, 2013

Useless cows In Burundi it is widely seen that the number of cattle a family owns brings prestige and status. The reality is very different; they foster poverty. Evariste Ndayirukiye, who had previously worked with Donna Bloomfield in the Kings School, had analysed the situation in his home village and had come to the conclusion […]

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Nigel Ring on March 4th, 2013

I have recently returned from a visit to Kenya (3 days) and Burundi (7 days). Kenya The Kenya visit was a ‘stop over’ to visit the Newfrontiers church in the Gachie slum on the edge of Nairobi. Arriving in time for their Sunday service I was quickly caught up in the energetic worship of their […]

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Nigel Ring on June 15th, 2012

Following my week in the Philippines I flew to Malaysia to meet up with Steve Oliver (South Africa and Dubai) and a team of thirteen from Burundi, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. This was a variation of the team that had met over a period of three years (2006/9) as the […]

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