Equipping Church Leaders • East Africa ||| "DEEP FOUNDATIONS • HEALTHY CHURCHES • TRANSFORMED LIVES"
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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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Short videos taken at the Ntarama and Nyamata Genocide Sites are available on the ECLEA Videos YouTube page, HERE.
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.
Protais Nshogoza, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator
Greetings to you. We appreciate your commitment of equipping pastors and the Church in East Africa. This report is for the first quarter of 2021.
Even though it wasn't easy due the pandemic and is consequences, Our Lord has been faithful to us in different ways.We started a New center named Rwinkwavu in Eastern Province. We taught there the Book of 1 Timothy and Biblical Stewardship. 26 Pastors over there are very thirsty for the Word of God.
Francis Ngoboka, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator
Thanks for all the support, prayer, financial support, and guidance in teaching and training our people in Rwanda and East Africa at large.
The course books as planned for last quarter of 2020 went on well. The recent lockdown (temporary) interfered with two for Ruhango, to be taught by Protais, and Rukira to be taught by Innocent Mbonigaba. They already have the funds for doing the work and only waiting for opportune time to do the needful.
Also, I observe that pastor Protais is increasingly good in coordinating and relating with the other center leaders, which is a blessing for our work in this great nation. Because of this, and looking at the border issues by politics and now corona, I suggest I handle the work and finances for the upcoming season of Jan-April 2021 and thereafter allow him to be at the center though I will always be available for any possible involvement.
Follow up through the center leaders and key brethren indicate good impact by our books in preaching, leading and practical work in:
Special courses testified about include:
I recommend that a great deal of follow-up do with resultant practical aspects of ministry like income projects for self and domestic support and reach-outs with works of help ministry.
I personally have made my compound a tomatoes garden and am not only eating but also giving to the brethren and neighbours. My home is known by "where the tomatoes fill the compound," as one electricity staff exclaimed. Good problem I think. missing flowers to tomatoes. Today I have well over 2 kg in the house to keep boiling slowly.
Thanks, blessings, Pastor Francis
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