Presbyterian Ministry for Reconciliation and Healing
in Remera, Rwanda
About Our Partner
Rwanda is indeed rising from the ashes. With God, all things are possible, including healing and reconciliation from the Rwanda Genocide against Tutsi. Officials in Rwanda recently shared “official” numbers: 1,074,017 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were brutally killed in the one hundred days of genocide in 1994, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of orphans, widows, widowers, and people with disabilities. Rwandan Presbyterians are working to bring healing and reconciliation to those involved. Through an initiative called the Light Group, God is helping heal situations that you would normally think are unhealable. They are “Christ’s Light,” according to Pastor Jerome Bizimana, the Remera Presbytery President and head of the ministry, as in Matthew 5: “You are the light of the world...let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.”
Through an initiative called the Light Group, God is helping heal this country. It is nearly unthinkable that such an atrocity, which claimed the lives of over one million people in 100 days, could happen in modern times. And, it is hard to imagine how Rwandans could ever heal from the ordeal. Yet because of this ministry, we hear and witness encouraging stories/testimonies of reconciliation, forgiveness and healing.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $15,000 for training and counselling seminars.