Rwanda is a land of Refugees.
That might not be strictly accurate but many of the Christian leaders we have met have had to spend time outside their homeland. So it was no surprise to learn that of Gilgal’s two daughter church’s, one is situated beside a refugee camp near the Congo border. With thousands of people herded together and many living on a £6 a month handout it’s not difficult to imagine the economic, health, moral and security issues they face. Our partner offers practical and spiritual help.
Today Gilgal shared their 10 year plan with us. It focus’s on mobilising church members for one to one evangelism, supporting children at risk and orphans and strengthening their youth work through choirs and music. At the community level, water provision is totally inadequate. At this point we should mention the challenge of Islam locally. Funded by Middle Eastern money they have provided a range of practical facilities to members of the local community. The photograph of the 3 boys shows in the background part of the borehole which they have provided. Simple things like this make their cause very attractive and present a challenge to the Christian Community.
Tomorrow morning Bill will preach to a packed church in Gilgal and your prayers would be valued.
We look forward to communicating our final blog tomorrow night.
Graham and Bill