Running for Glory After His Parents’ Murder…

He was about to run in the 1993 World Championships 800m final in Toronto, when he received a phone call informing him that his parents had been murdered and their bodies dumped down a latrine…

Here is Nkaza sharing some of his truly remarkable story. He’s a national hero because of his sporting achievements, and he’s using his fame now to rally the youth across the nation to march to the beat of a different drum.

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  • Simon, I am loving these short stories of so many that have been touched by the Lord to make a difference in Burundi. Thanks for sharing them

  • Thank you Charles for your courage and your faithfulness, over all these years. May God bless you and fill you with His peace and comfort.

  • Thank you for the grace and mercy God helped you to extend to those who killed your family. What a testimony of His grace and mercy for us. May God fill the void of loss in your heart as you continue to reach the youth and the disillusioned in Burundi. God has indeed blessed you, Charles.

  • Thank you, Charles, for sharing your amazing story – and thanks to Simon, as well, for enabling us to hear it and praise the Lord who inspired and sustained you.

  • Thank you so much for sharing these remarkable stories. They are inspirational and I love to start my day listening to the courage of these men who have overcome so much and are using their God given gifts to release God’s kingdom here on earth.

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