In a brief statement released on May 17, 2019, General Conference President Ted Wilson announced that the Adventists who had been detained in Burundi have now been released. The statement is included here in its entirety:
We have received very encouraging news and are happy to indicate that all Seventh-day Adventist detainees in Burundi have been released. Prayers have been answered. We thank the Government of Burundi for its role and specifically one of its Members of Parliament, Honorable Justin Niyobuhungiro, for facilitating the releases. Thank you to Seventh-day Adventist church members worldwide and others who have been praying earnestly for the detainees, for the church in Burundi, and for the Burundi government leaders. We look forward to continued improvement in this sensitive situation dealing with the church and its governance. We encourage you to keep praying that God will provide for a helpful resolution to the challenges being faced and for peace and prosperity in Burundi.
General Conference President Ted Wilson Pens Open Letter Alleging Religious Liberty Abuse by Burundi Government, May 14, 2019
Seventh-day Adventist Church Appeals to Burundi Government, May 17, 2019
Commentary: What Seventh-day Adventists Face in Burundi, May 17, 2019
This statement originally appeared on the Adventist News Network.
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