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31 Dec

It’s Sponsorship Time!

It’s  Sponsorship Time! As we begin a New Year, Children in Rwanda begin a new school year. The school year 2020 begins in just days on January 6! We have registered all students to our capacity at this time, with 100 more on a waiting list. If you sponsor a student through Love Alive’s sponsorship program, the time to renew your sponsorship is now! If you have not sponsored before, but would like to begin sponsoring a child, this is a fabulous time to begin...

14 May

An Update on Churches in Rwanda

Hello. I trust this letter finds you doing well. I am most certainly grateful to you and for the way God has used you in prayer and support of ministry here in Rwanda. Just over one year ago, I wrote to inform you of the drastic changes that had taken place here, with the government closing well over 6,000 churches. Some of you compassionately responded to assist the churches here. Last year we were able to see two churches we work...

02 May

Agape Church Construction Under Way!

I thank you for your prayers on behalf of the churches here, specifically those with whom we continue to work. We are rejoicing that God allowed us to see the third church needing renovation reopened. We also praise God that after 14 months of perseverance, patience, and prayer, the building permit for a fourth church, Agape with Pastor Patrick was granted. The construction of that church is well-under way.   This is nothing less than miraculous. Thank you for choosing to partner with...

02 May

April

Each year, on April 7th, the Country of Rwanda takes time to stop and reflect on the atrocities that sought to destroy this country over a hundred-day period in 1994. This year marks 25 years of growing peace, restoration and advancement for this country that continues to heal post genocide. Memorials, walks, vigils and various methods of reflection will continue throughout the next 100 days. We thank God for the peace and security that is present today. As we ended the...

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...

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...

06 May

Take Heart

It wasn’t the first time since I have lived here that I wished I had a medical background, and for a split second, I considered becoming a cardiac surgeon. A split-second later, I recalled that I am only one person, and can only do so much, that besides not actually being good around blood, bile, exposed body tissues, and various other bodily fluids, it would also cost me at least six years. Six years in which I couldn’t...

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