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to create healthy churches and transformed lives.


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Rwanda

Rwanda is a small, landlocked country just southwest of Lake Victoria, surrounded by Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi. It is well-known for the genocide that took place in 1994, in which approximately 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed by their fellow Rwandans. The genocide was the subject of the movie "Hotel Rwanda". Since that time, however, Rwanda has made a remarkable recovery. It is safe and is the cleanest country in East Africa (if not all of Africa). It is known as "the land of a thousand hills," and some call it the "Switzerland of Africa."

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Photos of Rwanda

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Short videos taken at the Ntarama and Nyamata Genocide Sites are available on the ECLEA Videos YouTube page, HERE.

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ECLEA in Rwanda

ECLEA personnel first went to Rwanda in June 2007 after Anglican Bishop Alexis Bilindabagabo of the Gahini Diocese invited Jonathan Menn to come and teach the pastors of the diocese (the two had met following a speech the Bishop gave at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). In the years since that initial visit, ECLEA teachers have taught in each of Rwanda's provinces, and ECLEA has established a solid committee of Rwandan pastor-teachers to carry on the work indigenously.


Here are updates concerning ECLEA's work in Rwanda (older news accounts of ECLEA's work in Rwanda and the rest of East Africa are located in the News Archive):

Francis Ngoboka, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator
Francis Ngoboka
Francis Ngoboka

Brief reports of conferences and follow-ups, March-April 2018:

1 Timothy by pastor Teophil in KIZIGURO—8th-10th March 2018
"These qualifications of a Pastor and Elders really bring up clearly the qualifications of a servant of God,” said Pr. Ndayisaba of the host local church.

Revelation book in Byumba by Pr. Francis and Protais—12th-14th March
There were many questions as before and a constant remark was 'This is new staff we are learning”, though said in a positive manner not protesting or opposing any thing.

Follow-up of BIBLICAL COUNSELING and FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION in Ruhango-Pr.Francis—15th-16th March
A few queries and challenges on forgiveness associated with the prevalent old culture particularly on how to forgive but we kept getting better appreciable ways, thank God.

Follow-up of REVELATION and Expository Preaching in Kanombe,with Pr TEOPHIL, INNOCENT, AND KALINDA
There were constant questions and interactions, yet almost all Pastors agree on our our content. Pr.Innocent became so keen and we allowed him to teach it in Ruhango; he did great.

Revelation in Ruhango by Innocent—20th-22nd March
Had report today of how great He did from an overseer Jean Batist with whom I interacted.

Christianity and Islam in Kanombe by Pr. Gerald who had earlier taken this study at length and took keen interest in our book. The members think this needs repetition some time.

Follow-up, Biblical Stewardship in Byumba by Pr. Francis--2nd April
We had to decide that it is repeated because public demand and also in order to observe more actions on the ground.

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Francis Ngoboka, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator
Francis Ngoboka
Francis Ngoboka

Thank God for what He is doing in the nations of East Africa. Highlights/praise report from Rwanda, May-June 2018:

28th-30 May: Kanombe center--Forgiveness & Reconciliation taught by Pr. Francis
The members were very blessed, amidst testimonies  and affirmations by many.

30 May – 1 June: Hilltop center—Biblical Stewardship taught by Pr. Francis
19 pastors were in attendance, actually some of them Bishops of their denominations.
Pr. Rose and Pr. Dativa said, “THIS IS REAL LEARNING, NOT AS BEFORE.”

Prophet Hitimana said, “I HAVE NEVER STUDIED LIKE THIS BEFORE.”

2 June 2018: Kigali--Evaluation of ECLEA impact by denominational bishops and senior Reverands.

Jean-Paul (Rev.): “These books should be made core for all discipleship lessons possibly in all the churches.” Maybe soon it can happen especially as we intensify TOT.

Innocent (Pr.): “I want to teach these books.” We allowed him to teach one of the books he is fond of and capable of teaching-Biblical Stewardship in a new center of Rukira.

There were many other testimonies by Pr.Godfrey, Bishop Muzuri and others.

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Francis Ngoboka, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator
Francis Ngoboka
Francis Ngoboka

Report of all-African ECLEA training sessions in July 2018:

Matimba was well done, and this morning I received a phone call to the effect that they are hungry for more. We thank God.

In Rukira, our new center which has done 1 Timothy (2nd book) for them, 19 leaders attended; six were not able to make it but will make it next time. Thanks to Pr. Innocent for the mobilization and he is also proving to be quite a good teacher.

Ruhango was well done.

In Kanombe (16th-18th), the exciting thing with the Forgiveness & Reconciliation course is that our book has the HOW TO FORGIVE details—different from the other writings and preachings which do  emphasis but are lacking in detailed explanation and insight.


The Kanombe center

Hilltop was miraculous in the sense of numbers and participation. I had to do both follow up sessions and 1 Timothy for the new members who were more than the old ones. The attendence  went to 31 leaders in all. Thank God for Auleria, Mergret, and Mukwaya for service well done.


Participants at Hilltop

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