|A Rwandese Boarder Guard in Cyangugu |
watches as people cross back and forth
between the two countries
In 2007, we proclaimed the gospel to the community across the border in the city of Bukavu in the eastern DRC. Now, we are joining forces with the Rwandan churches to proclaim salvation and hope through Christ to the residents of Cyangugu, directly across the border on the Rwandan side.
|The Ruzizi River Seperating Rwanda and DRC|
While many have escaped from the jaws of death by crossing its banks during wars and genocide, others have been clawed into the abyss of despair and constant consternation as refugees. They long with intense desire to find “home.” They are lost. They are aliens who long to rediscover their identity.
|Sammy Wanyonyi stands next to Rusizi River to take in a panoramic |
view of the land during a past mission. In the
background and beyond is Cyangugu, Rwanda
Starting August 1st 2012, I will be leading our evangelistic team to join in with believers from the local churches and other Christian organizations facilitated by Rwanda's Africa Evangelistic Enterprise team in Rusizi to proclaim that Jesus Christ is the River of Life. Like the Rusizi River, He is the source of hope and salvation, the true bridge for both human and divine relations in the present and in eternity.
|Pray for the salvation and deliverance of the |
Residents of Ruzizi during the festival on August 5-12.
Pray for me that divine utterance will be given to me as well as to the team travelling along. Pray that we may preach the gospel boldly. Pray for the local communities to be receptive to Christ. Pray for the peace of Christ to reign in that region of the world politically. Pray for the political and business leaders attending our events to be impacted with the truth of Christ and to seek transformation by His power and for His glory.
Finally, pray for financial provisions for us to successfully complete the mission. Whereas it is costing SWIM $75,000 to conduct the outreach, we still need $21,000 as at the writing of this blog. As the Lord speaks to you, follow the link on the right hand side panel to make a generous donation.We anticipate that as many as 90,000 people will be directly impacted with the message of Salvation.