Rwanda Church Construction

About Our Partner

The Presbyterian Church of Rwanda (EPR)

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The Presbyterian Church in Rwanda (EPR), with over 300,000 members, was introduced in 1907 by Protestants from the German Bethel mission. The church is growing by leaps and bounds. After the genocide against Tutsi in 1994, much emphasis has been placed on reconstruction and expanding the church’s impact to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of Rwandans. There is a huge need for sanctuaries that are also multipurpose halls for various community interests such as schools and other gatherings. As in all places in Africa, congregations try to provide bricks and labor for their new sanctuaries. Problems arise in completing the roof, doors, and windows. We continue to invite you to prayerfully consider helping the church in Rwanda to roof and close in their sanctuaries. We are now working hard to complete unfinished sanctuaries and those places of worship closed by the government due to being unfit or in danger of collapsing on members of their congregations. Work is also underway to complete sanctuaries for Kayonza congregation (Eastern Province), for Zinga Presbytery, and one in a very remote area for Mutuntu congregation (Southern Province) for Kirinda Presbytery.

The Impact

Over the last several years, in partnership with Presbyterians in the U.S., Outreach helped the church in Rwanda complete a number of new sanctuaries including Kanombe, Busanza and Shyorongi, completed sanctuaries for congregations at Karangara and Rukamiro, and put roofs on several rural churches – Gatare, Rukira, Musaza, Karwihura and Murwa.

The Need

The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $30,000 for new church buildings and an additional $50,000 for roofing, doors, and windows on unfinished sanctuaries.