Much has been achieved in the efforts to enhance the kingdom of God here in Rwanda. And by your generous giving, the work was made easier for us. Together, we were able to achieve many tangible and effective results with the support of prayers and funds you send to us here in Rwanda, Africa. And, we sincerely thank you.
After the great success and completion of the Rwanda Orphanage building construction, the free primary school started their 2015 academic
year and also managed to close the term successfully. Much work was done on the renovation of the school—with repairs of furniture, window glasses, and new paint. We are pleased to announce that we received 85% points from the local Education Authority of Rwanda. May God be glorified for all He has helped us to accomplish.
Also, one of the 2 merry-go-rounds and swing equipments at the kindergarten were old and worn out after serving for 10 years. These items were renovated, painted, and now they look good and are working perfectly. The other merry-go-round was beyond repair and needs replacement.
￼￼￼￼￼At the beginning of the school term, through your support, our children were able to have a good breakfast, school materials, shoes and clothes, and also had Christmas festivals and gifts. The school children also were able to finish well—with their teachers giving reports on their good performances during this past year. We are very thankful for these great reports.
￼￼￼￼At the orphanage, we have been feeding the children soybeans mixed with maize meal, and this has been good nutrition for them, especially when we are able to mix it with some milk. We are very grateful for those who have given funds to help us provide nutritious meals for the children. However, since the number of children has increased, we still need your support to help us supply proper nutrition and milk for the children. Thank you for giving to help us provide these necessities.
We also want to give special thanks to the people who donated clothes for the Clothes Closet at the International Assembly. I was able to get many clothes for the orphans during this event. Some items fit them very well and those which were too big, we were able to resize them with the sewing machine which we bought from funds received from our Sister Mama Beasley in North Carolina. She provided these funds on her last visit made to the orphanage. What a wonderful gift of love and blessing this sewing machine has already been!
We cannot fail to mention the blessing of being visited by some of our Harvest Partners from Alabama and North Carolina (Sister Denise and her 2 granddaughters) who came to visit and stay for a short time with the children; and also a team which came with Evangelist John Douglas, who came to serve the Lord with us here in Rwanda.
The children at the orphanage were also reached with the love of God shown by these visitors; and, many young people and grownups have been touched by Evangelist John Douglas and his team as they visited our churches and villages.
More good news for our Harvest Partners to rejoice with us is about the wedding of one of our children, who was among the children in the orphanage. She finished her education under the One Child Fund of the Church of God ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼of Prophecy, and recently got married after completing her university studies. Sister Micheline was brought to the orphanage years ago by my sister, Emerithe, when she found her attempting to commit suicide, so Emerithe brought her home to my mother. She was then given a safe home within ￼￼￼￼our orphanage, and as time has progressed, Emerithe has become the Mother figure in Micheline’s life. We rejoice with her and all that God has accomplished, and for what He has planned for her future.
Sadly, we report that heavy rains and winds have destroyed our church in Bicumbi. The local authorities have banned our people from repairing the building, and instead, has ruled that they must build a safer place of worship. Our members have temporarily transferred into a rented building until God does a miracle for them. Please pray for our brothers and sisters of the Bicumbi congregation as they try to overcome this huge challenge. Any gifts of love to assist them in rebuilding can be given through Project Giving by designating your offering as: Rwanda—Bicumbi Church Project.
In addition to the above mentioned Bicumbi Church project, there are two other pressing needs for which we desire your prayerful support—one is the necessary legal fees needed for the official government registration of our church; and the other is for repairs to the faithful serving vehicle of the National Overseer. It has been grounded again over a badly needed engine overhaul in order to serve us for the next 3 years as we travel across and minister throughout Rwanda and Burundi.
May the Lord bless all of you with a blessed year and spirit filled life as we endeavor to serve the Lord and His Church. You are in our prayers always.
Reported by: Redias Nkundabera National Overseer Rwanda and Burundi
The effects of political unrest in Burundi have caused our Field Secretary, Pastor Subire Jean Bosco, his family, and 24 of our church members to flee to Rwanda for safety and refuge. The Field Secretary and his family are being hosted in Kigali, and the rest of our members are being cared for by our Bugesera Church near the border of Burundi. The brethren in Bugesera are in need of many relief supplies like food and blankets for cover. They hope to return home when the situation calms down after the election. We request prayer for these problems in Burundi, for the protection of our ministry and property, and for any possible relief to assist those who are here with us in Rwanda.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Thank you, Harvest Partners, for your faithful prayers, encouragements, and loving support to our brothers and sisters in Rwanda and Burundi.
As you have read in this newsletter, there are a number of specific needs for designated Project Giving to assist within both of these nations. As Holy Spirit inspires and directs your heart, local churches can contribute to any of these needs through Harvest Partners Project Giving; and individuals can give to these projects through Helping Hand.
Please be sure to designate your gift for the specific project you desire to assist, for example, Rwanda—Bucumbi Building; or, Rwanda—Legal Fees for Registration; or, Rwanda—Vehicle Repairs; or, Burundi—Crisis Relief; etc.
Any contributions for the milk and food needs at our orphanage should be given through One Child Fund Ministry and designated as: Rwanda Orphanage—Milk and Food.
All gifts are tax deductible and 100% of your gift is applied to the need you specify.