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26 Mar

6,315 Churches Closed. What Can We Do?

In mid-February of this year, the Rwandan government brought about a list of new laws for all churches siting safety and hygiene as concerns. By March 20th, in this tiny country, the government had shut down 6,315 churches. As you can imagine this has greatly impacted the body of Christ here in Rwanda. While there are still churches open, the majority of churches we have worked with and in are closed until they can meet the new safety standards. Of our Acts...

20 Nov

Sponsorship Notice!

Attention all Sponsors! For the past 5 years, we have been blessed to sponsor children in Rwanda to go to school for an entire year for the low rate of only $35 per student.  This has included their school uniforms (shorts or skirt, shirt and sweater), their basic school supplies, school fees, and in the cases of 6th grade through high school, their lunch fees as well. At this time it is important to raise the cost by $10 per year to be...

20 Nov

Fall Update 2017

Dear Friends,                                                                                                              10/25/2017 Happy Fall. I’m glad to take this opportunity to update you on our ministry activities in recent months. August began with a 3-day Children’s Bible school at Agape Church of one of our ACTS pastors, Pastor Patrick. He is burdened for the children of his community, and we are blessed to minister with him in reaching these children.   The following week, I assisted in teaching for a staff training of a local evangelistic ministry with whom we have...

05 Aug

Summer Update, 2017 Love Alive International

Hello! I’m always surprised to see how much time has passed since my last update! Forgive me as I try to cram the highlights of the past few months into one letter. God continues to be at work in many ways and in many lives here. MAY: On May 15, we began a ministry that is dear to my heart, and was certainly a leap of faith to begin. We opened the doors to The Scarlet Cord, a one-year program...

19 Jul

Pastor Damour, Byumba, Ruzizi Rwanda Church of the Living

Pastor Damour’s testimony is one of amazing grace and a life surrendered to God’s work in the far regions of Rwanda. “I was born into and raised in a family of non-Christians. As I grew I was a terrible sinner. I was a drunkard for 17 years,” Damour shares of his history. Later, Damour began reading the Bible. “I read that the righteous would go to heaven forever, but sinners would be in Hell. I was very afraid of Hell,” he...

24 May

ACTS: Pastor Emmanuel Gatera, Word of Life Church, Kamembe, Rwanda

Pastor Emmanuel Gatera   WORD OF LIFE CHURCH (WOLC) Africa:Rwanda, Western Province, Rusizi District, Kamembe Sector Pastor Emmanuel Gatera is the pastor of Word of Life Church, and is married to his wife Jane Niyonsaba. Together they have three children. BACKGROUND AND TESTIMONY Pastor Gatera was born in on December 25, 1972, and born again in Christ on August 21, 1982. Born into a Catholic family, it was his brother’s radical freeing from demon possession...

16 May

ACTS Ministry Pastor Profile: Pastor Patrick, Agape Church, Rugende Rwanda

Pastor Patrick’s Personal Testimony: I received Jesus as my Savior at the age nine, and from then I continued to attend church services. However, at the age of fifteen, I was left the only living member of our family of five, the rest of my two older brothers and my parents having died. I started to be discouraged. Later on I came to my senses and recognized that whatever case it may be, God is good all the time. So i...

09 May

ACTS Assisting Churches Through Stewardship

 They will glorify God for your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with others through the proof provided by this service. I Corinthians 9:12-13 You’ve heard of sponsoring a child, but have you ever considered sponsoring a church? Love Alive in Rwanda is rolling out a new ministry opportunity. Through befriending a local church here in Rwanda, you will have the opportunity to partner in the ministry of the gospel...

06 May

The Scarlet Cord

Let me tell you about the Scarlet Cord! We have established our vocational training center for women this year in Kagugu, Rwanda. This area is particularly known for women in the sex trade. The objective of our center this year is to provide a place for counseling, Bible teaching, healing, friendship and community support for these women. Not only will they be learning to sew, in order to have a fair trade by which to improve the lives of...