International Evangelist Dan Owens Returns to Gitega Burundi Africa with Thousands of Bibles and Agricultural Aid Packages for New Believers
Contact: Jill Griffin, Eternity Minded Ministries, 858-774-0179
MEDIA ADVISORY, April 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- Earlier this year evangelist Dan Owens and the Eternity Minded Ministries ministry team traveled to Gitega Burundi, a small village in Africa, where they ministered to the people through five evening festivals, and daily visitations to local churches, orphanages, prisons, hospitals and military quarters. Over 75,000 people heard the Gospel message, and more than 5,000 people accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior and came forward to profess their faith.
Gitega is an area that has been greatly affected by civil unrest, spiritual darkness, and famine for many years. Eternity Minded Ministries (EMM) will be returning to Gitega the first week of May with Seed for the Soul and Seeds for Humanity. Each person that stepped forward during the festival will be invited to return to a New Believers Rally to receive a brand new Bible and an Agricultural Aid Package complete with seeds and hoe to grow food for their family. Eternity Minded Ministries is also building a Christian school in Gitega where local children will have a place to receive an education and become grounded in the Word.
In this area of the world most Christians do not own their own Bible. In fact, many churches only have one Bible available for the entire church. Dan Owens says "It is an unexplainable joy to watch as the Lord draws 5,000 new believers into His Kingdom. To return to these people, see the transformation, and then hand them a brand new Bible is a true blessing."
During this visit, the EMM Team will also be meeting with the team of pastors assigned to assist in planting new churches in the area to support the new believers. "This is all part of our holistic ministry" says Dan Owens. Owens continues by stating "I have said many times that I refuse to be an evangelist that preaches the Gospel, tallies up the converts, and then hops on a plane never to return. We have an investment in our new brothers and sisters and it is our responsibility to ensure they have what they need to grow spiritually and continue in their walk of faith."
Eternity Minded Ministries' partners are invited to sponsor a new church plant for two years. $1,200 (or $50 per month) will financially sustain a new church for the two year period. Dan Owens also provides local pastors with discipleship training and includes them in Eternity Minded Ministries' pastoral mentoring program where they will receive encouragement and continued education to help them continue to grow spiritually.
Eternity Minded Ministries is a non-profit 501(c)(3) evangelistic ministry founded and led by Dan Owens, international evangelist, author, and speaker. EMM is devoted to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to a lost and hurting world, providing humanitarian aid, training disciples, and promoting renewal and spiritual growth in local churches.
Visit www.eternityminded.org for more information about Eternity Minded Ministries with Dan Owens, purchase books, and sign-up to receive free weekly devotionals. To schedule an interview with Dan Owens contact Jill Griffin directly at (858) 774-0179.