Freddy and Marie-Josie Tuyizere minister with Youth for Christ in Burundi, East Africa.
Freddy grew up in a Christian home and felt a call to ministry as a teenager. As a school teacher, the Lord gave him a desire to help young people affected by the civil war. He heard about the ministry of Youth for Christ from the National Director in neighbouring Rwanda.
Freddy attended Youth for Christ’s National Director’s Institute in 2000 and caught the Youth for Christ vision. Having a passion for lost young people, Freddy made the decision to leave his then-current ministry position to begin full-time work with Youth for Christ. After three years of seminary training in South Africa, Freddy returned to initiate ministry with the young people of Burundi through Youth for Christ. He lives in the capital city of Bujumbura with his wife, Marie-Josie, and his three sons, Elvis, James and Bryan.