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: ......
Impact of Covid19
- Give thanks - in August and September cases rose to more than 100 per day. Now (October) the average daily new cases are often in single figures, even as low as 1!
- Pray that Rwanda’s test and trace systems will keep working, any mini outbreaks are picked up and that people will continue to be defended from the virus.
- The consequences of Covid-19 restrictions for commerce, education and the Church have been catastrophic. Pray particularly for the Church – most churches are still closed (e.g. Gahini Diocese out of 277 churches only 3 are open) and offerings are only allowed to be given on-line – impossible for most!
Manneseh Bishop of Gahini recently wrote to us:
“On the welfare of Pastors, it is really hard. You know our Pastors are transferred regardless of their personal homes, and they depend on giving from local Christian's. These days are really harsh to our Pastors. Food is a problem and worse still, the months of October to early December are characterised by food insecurity in almost all families because planting starts in September and early yields are expected in December. Any help at this time would really be of great relief to our people. Again, we ask you to pray for us so that Covid pressure reduces otherwise the situation will get even worse.”
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Pray for Jean Baptiste as he leads the team and the organisation and for Eugenie assisting him.
For the General Assembly members chaired by Bishop Augustin Mvunabandi, for wise decision making and support.
Due to lack of income – SU have had to make the difficult and painful decision to make 14 guest-house staff redundant – please pray for those who have lost their jobs and their families.
Please continue to pray for all the vital work of SU - all affected by Covid 19 restrictions:
For the work with Nurseries, Primary and Secondary aged children in schools and at SU camps.
For the Vulnerable Children’s programme
For training for Sunday School leaders and the production of suitable teaching materials.
For the writing of Bible reading notes for both children and adults and that they will be used to grow people’s faith.
For the growth and leadership of SU groups in Secondary schools and Universities.
For work with Couples and Widows groups
For success of the guest house