I wanted to share with you a recent monthly report from the life of Bienvenu Bizimana, our beloved missionary in Burundi, East Africa, who recently witnessed a life redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Thanks to Bienvenu’s four sponsors, we’re celebrating his one-year anniversary as a Heaven’s Family-sponsored national missionary. We are so thankful for the way the Lord is using Bienvenu to produce abundant fruit for His kingdom. Please read the story he wrote below about one of his converts, Sandrine—the story of a life redeemed—it will make your heart rejoice!
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Greetings in the precious name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. I wanted to share with you the story of Sandrine Nkunzimana, a life redeemed and transformed through our ministry to prostitutes!
Sandrine is 25 years, the firstborn in a family of 3 children. Her father passed away when she was 15 years old, leaving all the family burden under the care of Sandrine’s mother.
Before that, her parents used to work in the fields to earn enough money to pay rent, feed the family, and pay for children’s studies.
When Sandrine’s father died, her mother gave up hard work and sold herself to prostitution hoping to earn a lot of money easily and quickly. But after realizing that she was not earning as much as she expected, she influenced her daughter Sandrine to prostitution to be able to meet her needs and contribute in meeting the family’s needs of life.
In the process, Sandrine got pregnant and had to leave school; secondary school at that time. Worse, her mother forced her to go out of the house because she was pregnant, unfit to the job!
Since Sandrine did not know the father of the unborn child in order to seek support, she decided to abort it. She managed to get some money to cover the abortion cost and took it out against her conscience. After the abortion, she decided to go work in the fields to earn her living instead of getting back to prostitution.
A couple of months later, Sandrine got raped in the fields and got pregnant again. Disappointed, she thought of finishing her own life by hanging herself. That’s when I met Sandrine and won her to Christ. She repented of abortion, murder, and all her sins and asked for water baptism.
I gladly gave her water baptism and encouraged her to follow the Lord no matter what and reach out to her family and old friends. Since then, she has reconciled with her mother when she led her to Christ and their relationship has been redeemed. Now she lives with her mother again.
As disciples of Christ, Sandrine and her mother said they would rather die of hunger instead of sinning to earn their living. When they get a chance, they work in the fields and earn some money to survive. But it is rare.
Now Sandrine—a life redeemed by Christ—saves lives. She gave birth a few months ago, and helped rescue her mother’s eternal life!
Thanks for helping me reach Sandrine.