Rwanda Church Construction
The Presbyterian Church in Rwanda (EPR), with over 300,000 members, was introduced in 1907 by Protestants from the German Bethel mission. From the very beginning, the evangelistic work was done by Rwandans who accepted the gospel. Until 1957, the church was concentrated around three main areas – Kirinda, Rubengera, and Remera. After the genocide, much emphasis has been placed on reconstruction and expanding the church’s impact to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of Rwandans.
Since 2013, in partnership with Presbyterians in the U.S., Outreach helped put roofs on four rural churches – Karangara, Rukamiro, Gatare, and Rukira. We are pleased to report that in 2014 we completed and dedicated two churches in Rwanda – Rukamiro and Shyorongi. There are many more churches worshipping outside. Additional church structures are needed in Ndera, a suburb of Kigali, for a new church plant as well as in other places.
As in all places in Africa, congregation members have tried to provide bricks and labor for their new sanctuaries. Problems arise in completing the roof, doors, and windows. Rain destroyed several of their attempts, but they are not discouraged. These roofs helped protect the structures, but as long as there are no doors and windows it may be destroyed by strong wind and heavy rain. The church is growing by leaps and bounds more than any other time in history. We continue to invite you to prayerfully consider this partnership with brothers and sisters of the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda at Karangara, Rukira and many other places.
Minimum Goal for 2016
$20,000 for Ndera church construction and $10,000 for Gatare church construction