Three horizontal bands of sky blue (top, double width), yellow, and green, with a golden sun with 24 rays near the fly end of the blue band; blue represents happiness and peace, yellow economic development and mineral wealth, green hope of prosperity and natural resources; the sun symbolizes unity, as well as enlightenment and transparency from ignorance.
What an incredible opportunity… impacting a nation from the top down.
This September, I have been invited by Dr. Philip Tutor and the New Life City Church, Safford, AZ and Arise and Shine Ministries (New Life City Church, Kigali, Rwanda) to be a part of some very special meetings, supported by the government of President Paul Kigame and the local Christian community. This will be my first visit to this unique nation, which was ravaged by genocide/civil war nearly 20 years ago. For the last few years, the emphasis of the nation has been on rebuilding, and remembering the past to prevent similar problems from happening in the future. Our task, requested by both governmental and religious leaders is to help lead the nation towards a different future…using Ezekiel’s depiction of the dead bones and the Lords question, can these bones live, our answer is yes, as they let go of the past and celebrate the present and future, based upon strong biblical principles which the nation wants to embrace.
This trip, which lasts only 10 days will also be used to explore the possibility of developing a Vision Resource Center for Rwanda, on land already purchased by New Life City Church, to be used for biblical and vocational education, and community outreach. Our hope is to begin the process of raising the funds to establish a center which will become a model for the rest of Africa.
Thus, I need your prayers…that God will continue to grant favor for Dr. Tutor and myself, that the $25,000 will indeed come in to cover the expenses of this unique outreach, and for wisdom to minister the grace of God to a nation that has suffered greatly, and is desirous of moving forward in the 21st century as a leader amongst East and Central African nations, as a country of integrity, hope and prosperity.
If you can help, please prayerfully do so…our airfares have been covered, but we still need thousands of dollars for transportation costs, meals, internal hotel bills, etc., for the 300 plus key delegates from Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Congo, Tanzania and Rwanda, and the hundreds of Pastors we will be training in Kingdom Life Principles. To give, you can do so through our Pay Pal account, or send a check designated for Rwanda to
International Training and Education Network
1115 D Street
Ramona, CA 92065
To follow are some pictures from previous trips to Rwanda for your information and prayer.
Machetes used in the Rwanda Genocide
Dr Tutor with Key Leader and organizer, Pastor Patrick
Dr. Tutor speaking with interpreter at Pastors/Leaders conference, similar to what we will be doing before the meetings with the Parliament, etc.