Christians in Burundi report that Islamisation has spread out from the towns into the rural areas. Many Christian are converting in response to practical assistance from Muslim sources; Christian girls also convert after marrying Muslim men. Muslims hold positions in government and other structures of society. There are not only Muslim schools but even Muslims universities. The impressive and beautiful Islamic buildings greatly outshine the equivalent Christian buildings. Christians see a growing assertiveness of the Muslim community, both on the political scene and in terms of deliberate acts of provocation, for example destroying Christian symbols in some areas, and erecting mosques near churches. Pray that Burundian Christians will be strong in their faith and love for the Lord.