Burundi: Challenge and Transformation

Burundi, Church Planting, Poor, Regions Beyond
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 infrastructure is at best unreliable, at worst non-existent, with supplies of electricity and fuel severely restricted. But the church is active in helping to bring peace and transformation. Donna Bloomfield, of Gateway Church in Swindon, UK, has a deep commitment to Burundi, having served for two years as the principal of a Christian school in the capital, Bujumbura, at the turn of the century and more recently having become engaged in various initiatives to alleviate…
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A new website for Newfrontiers

Books, David Devenish, David Holden, Downs Bible Week, Guy Miller, New Ground, Newfrontiers, News, Regions Beyond, Steve Oliver, Terry Virgo
Gains and losses In recent weeks I have sought to give an overview of some of the apostolic spheres. The feedback has been very encouraging. People clearly seem to enjoy catching up with other members of the Newfrontiers family. So I was particularly delighted to learn recently that a new website has been launched. The transition five years ago was essentially positive – to see Terry Virgo’s reflections on this go to my last blog – but it did also have some negative aspects. Particularly, ‘decentralisation’ and the necessary closure of the Magazine resulted in easy access to news from around the world substantially evaporating. A hunger for news This desire for information from across the spheres still existed in the hearts of many people who have enjoyed the international fellowship. So,…
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News from some Newfrontiers’ apostolic spheres

Catalyst, David Devenish, Newfrontiers, News, Regions Beyond
Due to the growth that has taken place since Newfrontiers was re-expressed in 2011 as several apostolic spheres it has been difficult to keep in touch with the blessing of news from across the movement. When, from time to time I have published occasional news as I have become aware of it, this seems to have been appreciated. Now seems a good time to do so again since, at this time of year, several of the UK-based apostolic teams have events during a short school holiday. Catalyst Catalyst (Dave Devenish) has been at Stoneleigh with the Catalyst Festival. Click on the logo to see this short review video.   Regions Beyond Personally I was at the Norfolk Showground where Steve Oliver, who has recently relocated from Dubai, launched Fusion 2016.This is the first Regions…
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Update from Regions Beyond

Church Planting, Newfrontiers, News, Regions Beyond, Steve Oliver
Here is another update from one of the Newfrontiers apostolic spheres. Recently I was privileged to join the leaders of 14 churches in the UK as they met in Crewe for two days with Steve Oliver. Steve is from South Africa though now living in Dubai where God’s favour has been on him to strengthen and grow the church he joined 5 years ago and to plant another two churches from there. He also travels widely bringing oversight to churches on five continents. His apostolic sphere is called Regions Beyond. The days together began with worship and prophetic outpouring. God quickly told us that there was a path laid with flagstones for us to walk into new places and nations. This was emphasised by a prophecy using the fact we…
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