Jeremie Ndayishimiye was introduced to GSM by Pastor George Kadega, one of the first three men James Opyio Africa Continental Director trained. George and Jeremie studied at Bible College in Kisumu Kenya before graduation, Jeremie and George went to Uranga to meet Papa James Opiyo. After introducing himself to Mama Bettie, she immediately gave him and assignment to go to Uranga and meet Papa James, his first assignment even before becoming a Samaritan.
Mama Bettie invited Jeremie to meet her and the team in October 1995 in Uranga; where he received his second assignment, of traveling with the team to Uganda for one week. After first returning his wife and first born to Kisumu, Jeremie joined the team in a new land, new culture and new people. He learned to listen from God and do His will. After 6 month of intensive Samaritan Training he graduated and went home during the Burundi war.
He started the Samaritan work by Faith, training 6 people in his the garage, he did not have a car. After 6 months they held our first graduation. Many leaders and friends were invited to attend the graduation. The next training 63 graduated. In 1997 they sent 6 to Uranga, Kenya to Continual Training. GSM Burundi continues to train and have trained hundreds of Pastors and leaders from different churches and background. God has used GSM to heal, reconcile families, communities and the Nation of Burundi. Over 2000 Leaders have been trained in Samaritan work between 1996-2013.
In 2013 Jeremie turn the directorship over to Eddy Bukeyeneza, an orphan who was sponsored by GSM from primary to university. For safety Jeremie moved his family to Tucson, Arizona where he managing a group home for adults with disabilities. Last year he moved his family to Portland continuing to work in a group home. Jeremie is active in GSM participating in prayer at both the Beaverton and Vancouver offices and is the Burundi Satellite leader.