In Kigeme diocese prayer was so important that the then Bishop,
Augustine Mvunabandi, recruited a staff member called Margaret,
as she had a specific prayer ministry. She had a small prayer room in
the diocesan offices where she spent every day in prayer for
the work of the diocese listening to God, sharing what she has
perceived and interceding for the work of the Lord. She has now
retired, but her work is carried on by four young Anglican nuns, who
pray daily for the work of the Church. Can we learn from this?
Join with us supporting our Rwandan brothers and sisters in
prayer. Be encouraged to hear of how God answers. Prayer
Check here for regular (hopefully monthly) updates with prayer
requests direct from Rwanda. Join us if you can at our
monthly Rwanda prayer meetings -all supporters welcome!
When? 1st Tuesday of each month from 8.00 till 9.00pm.
Where? 13 Tovells Road, Ipswich (the home of Jonathan & Leigh Parratt). To check for details do email firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest prayer requests: ......
- Corona Virus: in light of the current worldwide situation, pray for protection for Rwanda and other poor sub-Saharan nations from the impact of the pandemic. Hospital facilities are nothing like as available as ours!
- Rwanda is in complete lockdown as the government tries to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus. However the lockdown is causing fears of some people starving as there is no access to shops, markets or fields to get food.
- News on May 11th - Rwanda now has 284 cases of corona virus (C19), no deaths and 140 people have fully recovered and gone home. The country is still in lockdown. Please continue to PRAY that they have found all the C19 cases, that the poor will be fed, those with HIV/Aids will be able to take their drugs and our partner institutions like Scripture Union and Kigali Anglican Theological College will remain financially viable. Please PRAY!
- Byumba Diocese
Pray for Bishop Emmanuel and his responsibilities in leading a diocese with so few other people with the capacity to share the load. Pray for him as he selects someone to become Diocesan Administrator.
Pray for the work of the Hannah Project trying to support over 100 children (75% affected by HIV) with good meals (vital for anti-retroviral drugs to work) and other necessary care. - All made more difficult by the current coronavirus lockdown.
Pray for an increase in giving both from within Rwanda and via Rwanda Direct. We do not know of any other regular donors to Hannah Project.
Pray for the children living with such huge social deprivation, especially the child headed families like Ishimwe and his siblings. Pray for their safety and health and for emotional support too. Give thanks for the love of Christ that they experience through the staff at Hannah Ministries.
Pray for more Christians to be willing to give their time to care for these children, as Agnes (met on our recent visit) does.
Bishop Emmanuel of Byumba.wrote at end of March "Thank you for your prayers. Yes, things are tough here. The big issue is the survival of people who can't get food, including Hannah Ministry children. None is allowed to get out. Many used to survive from the income of everyday work which has now stopped."