Lives Changed in Kigali

AE Admin | June 15th, 2018

Mission Update

Our mission in Kigali is going strong as dedicated mission volunteers reach out to their neighbors with the Gospel. So far, the mission has reached 28,492 people with the Gospel and of those, 2,927 have made confessions of faith. Praise God!

AE’s mission strategy has been drastically changed due to the new government rules about noise and public meetings. These regulations have halted the majority of our planned open-air outreach, but we are thanking God for His faithfulness in bringing people to Himself in spite of these obstacles.

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“So far, the mission has reached 28,492 people with the Gospel and of those, 2,927 have made confessions of faith”

The majority of the outreach has been in schools thus far and many children have been touched by God. As the mission continues this week, please pray for us, that God will move in this city.

On June 15th, a soccer tournament will be held as an evangelistic outreach. Pray that many will come to faith in Jesus through this event! The team will also be going into the suburbs for a major outreach. We’re asking God for a plentiful harvest. On Saturday, there is an all-day children’s event. Pray with us that God will capture the hearts of these young children.

Please also join us in lifting up Chris, one of our mission volunteers who became seriously ill and has been diagnosed with kidney stones. Pray for his recovery.

Lives Changed

We’re so thankful to God for the thousands of people who have already given their lives to Christ and we are hopeful for many more before the week is over.

Thirsting for Living Water

image1-2Jamila’s parents died when she was seven. She was brought up as an orphan in the Muslim community. Now 32, with three children of her own, Jamila gave her life to Christ when mission volunteers came to preach in her community.

The mission volunteers shared the story of the Samaritan Woman,” Jamila said. “They spoke about Jesus as living water and those who drink of Him will never thirst again. When I heard that, I was overwhelmed with God’s love for me. That is something I’ve never felt before. At first, I was hesitant to make the decision because of my background, but I knew I had to. I couldn’t help but accept Christ into my heart. As a Muslim, my life may now be difficult, but I am determined to follow Jesus Christ.”

“I was overwhelmed with God’s love for me. That is something I’ve never felt before”
image2Overcoming Bitterness

Beatrice was a bitter woman. After being abandoned by her family and friends, Beatrice resolved to raise her six children on her own. “I decided that I didn’t need anyone,” Beatrice said. “I’ve been hurt too many times to bother relying on anyone but myself.”

She worked tirelessly to provide for her family and rarely had time to visit a church or even think about the existence of God. When she heard about the Gospel meeting, she decided to go out of obligation.

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“I didn’t really want to go to this meeting, but when I heard them speak about the love of God for me, I was moved and compelled to go forward to accept Christ into my heart. I’ve never experienced unconditional love before and have been forsaken by so many. I feel like a heavy burden has been lifted from my shoulders and now I know that I have found a Saviour and a friend to confide in. 

“I have found a Saviour and a friend to confide in.” 

Please pray for Jamila and Beatrice as they begin living out their new faith. Pray that the local churches will support them and mentor them during in this new life.