My first meeting was with Cameron, the chairman of Good News Jail and Prison Ministries. His view was that the chaplains knew the Bible, but they are not able to teach the Bible. Next, Theophile, Rebekah, and I meet with Gary, who has been in Rwanda since 1979. His ministry, New Creation Ministries, is one of the few I have discovered that is focused on equipping church leaders. Gary’s experience is that many church leaders in Rwanda not only lack Bible knowledge, they do not know the basic gospel message of Jesus.
Rebekah and I were able to spend yesterday morning sharing with Dave and Bryan who serve with Rwanda Outreach and Community Partners. Their experience is that most church leaders and Christians in Rwanda are strong in singing and dancing, but they do not know the Bible.
In each meeting there were cautions and lessons learned, but each ministry confirmed that the vision of Rwanda Challenge has great value in the Rwandan church.
The vision is great. The model is right. The challenge is huge!
Walking by faith,