"Kibuye is a beautiful place. The view is magnificient. There are many people here. Sister A. has started the dispensary work, and already has from two hundred fifty to three hundred patients every day, so you see I am going to have my hands full. I have never seen such terrible sights in my life as I have seen here. If ever a place needed a doctor, a nurse and a hospital, Kibuye does. Will you who read plase join us in prayer that God may send for the necessary workers? We also need a teacher. 'More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.'"
Every word is still true today, 73 years later. Missionaries came, built, blessed, went. War swept through, in two major waves in the 1970's and 1990's. Hundreds of thousands died. A tentative peace was established, and the diaspora of educated Burundians returned with vision and hope for their country. And now the door is open, the invitation given, for us to join in the effort of healing and rebuilding. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, teachers . . let us heed the call of the generation past, and join in prayer that God would send them.