Equipping Church Leaders • East Africa                   |||             "DEEP FOUNDATIONS • HEALTHY CHURCHES • TRANSFORMED LIVES"

Deepening the foundations of biblical knowledge for East African church leaders

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to create healthy churches and 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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Photos of Rwanda


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


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):

Protais Nshogoza, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator

October 2021

Today I started a new Class in Northern Province at Gakenke District 18 Pastors attended tomorrow We expect the increase to 30 Pastors.

Here in Rwanda things are going on well. I am winding up Kanombe 1and 2, Kayonza, Rukira, Ruhango, and Gicumbi for graduation which might take place in December or January. I started a new class at Kanombe, Gicumbi, Rwinkwavu and Gakenke and then will be opening new centers in other areas.

Gicumbi center finalists after the last Exam.

The third day of Biblical Literacy class at Murandi sector Gakenke District.

September 2021
Kayonza class studying Habakkuk.

This is Kayonza Class at the end of three days seminar.

Innocent Mbonigaba Nigaba is reporting that 26 pastors are happy and enjoyed the Book of Habakkuk especially surrendering their lives to the King of Kings, Jesus Christ.

On 20th August a meeting of ECLEA Rwanda Board gathered at Kanombe Assembly of God Church. The Purpose was to look at the wish of trainees of having a graduation We concluded that we are going to gather every student's results then plan a graduation in November.

June 2021
Gicumbi Group of Pastors Learning the book of Habakkuk it is pleasant.

To see the commitment of Habakkuk of standing in between and ask God the intense of facing the trial and violence of his people.


Protais Nshogoza, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator

Greetings from Rwanda - May 21, 2021
Kanombe center and Kayonza studied the book of Habakkuk. Pastor Théophile reported a very positive report. 

That Students got a renewed character from the being example of Habakkuk. His commitment to God is an encouragement to Pastors while they are passing through différent troubles in the Ministry which comes as COVID 19 conséquences. They came to a conclusion that in the middle of every situation humbleness and commitment to God matters.

Protais Nshogoza


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.
In Our Centers 1) Kayonza, 2).Rukira, 3) Kanombe, 4) Ruhango, and 5) Gicumbi, our Lord enabled us to teach the Books of Eschatology, Expository Preaching, Galatians and do a review of Stewardship.
Pastors are eager to learn the Word of God and teach the truth of God to their congregations.


Protais Nshogoza


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