International Goodwill Peace Ambassador Hoa Tong with Ambassador Clyde Rivers
Dr. Hoa Tong, on a visit to Burundi this summer and after being warmly greeted the people of the Republic of Burundi, said "I immediately became a student of Burundi's government, landscape, climate, markets and especially the people."
He went on to say, "I learned that the government of Burundi is progressive, with their President Pierre Nkurunziza, implementing policies that unite the people to take pride in their nation and help build it. The markets are primed and a rich incubator for exponential growth. The Burundians are gentle, kind, honest and helpful people - with resilient hopes and powerful dreams. In spite of their tragic past, they are determined not to let it hold back their bright future. They are united in this effort to change national mind sets and embrace the good things God and their own dreams would bring to pass for them."
Dr. Tong observed, "Burundians loving one another seems the only deterrent from repeating the mistakes of their fathers." He went on to say, "They are discovering love is the only force that would empower and move them to transform their beloved nation."
This is the foundation of a rising nation!
This is the New Burundi!