t is a long time ago since I went to work in Africa in the State of Burundi. I had
been trained as a doctor and in tropical medicine. I was sent by the Church Mission
Society, much smaller than now.
It is always good to hear of our Church’s interest in the Bethany Project and occasionally
to meet some of the girls. Now for once there is some good news from Burundi. Recently
Simon Guileboe and his wife Lizzie were both awarded MBE’s in the Queen’s birthday
honours. For services to Burundi. They had built and furnished a new hospital. Simon
mentions the craziness and challenges of life in Burundi and thanks his wife for
coping with it all.
He writes that they have received the honours on behalf of all the sacrificial brothers
and sisters they have had the privilege of working alongside in Burundi