Simon Guillebaud to speak at Holt worship celebration
“Life to the Full” is the theme for an evening with world-renowned Christian missionary to Burundi, Simon Guillebaud who will be speaking at the North Norfolk Filling Station meeting on January 27.
“I never thought I’d reach the age of 30, I never thought I’d have the chance of getting married and having kids. Life in a war zone is very sharpening in terms of knowing what matters, what is worth investing in and what is worth dying for.”
Simon Guillebaud was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2018 for services to development in Burundi. He is the founder and International Director of Great Lakes Outreach (GLO), a Christian charity working in war-torn Central Africa.
GLO works strategically with outstanding Burundian leaders across many fields for the transformation of the country, one of the world’s poorest nations. Their projects include building schools, AIDS sensitisation, empowering street children, supporting orphanages, providing micro finance, entrepreneurship and training initiatives, developing agriculture, reaching out to communities, and more.
Having spent 20 years working and living in Burundi, with his wife and three children, Simon is now based in Bath and travelling regularly back out to visit the projects and team on the ground. He loves speaking at universities, to business leaders, and in schools, to share his remarkable stories of hope in the midst of some very grim circumstances.
He has endured death threats, spoken out against corruption, and survived many dangerous circumstances. His passion is stirring up and challenging people, young and old, to live out their dreams, take risks, and make their lives count. A keen cyclist, he runs the annual Bike for Burundi Challenge event in Central Africa and has spoken in dozens of countries and on all continents.
Everyone is welcome for an evening of fellowship and worship followed by the main talk. There will also be a time for prayer ministry at the end. The evening starts at 7pm for coffee, cakes and chat, with the talk from around 7.30pm.
Using weekday evening ‘celebrations’ offering high quality speakers, contemporary sung worship and accessible prayer ministry, the North Norfolk Filling Station seeks to offer a further informal way of expressing the Christian faith. It is part of a growing non-denominational network which now has over 100 meetings within the UK attended by 5000 people. For further details please see: www.thefillingstation.org.uk
Holt Community Centre is at Kerridge Way, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6DN, with plenty of parking in Budgens car park next door.
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