Adventist members in Rwanda contribute more than 262 million Rwandan francs to support the needy

Adventist members in Rwanda contribute more than 262 million Rwandan francs to support the needy
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As the evangelistic campaigns in Rwanda go on in Rwanda, members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church contributed 262,571,070 Rwandan francs to help people in need.

This is according to the report read by the President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rwanda, Pr Hesron Byilingiro on 22 May 2016 in an event of giving 29 cows to poor people. The event took place in Kanzenze Sector, Rubavu District, in the Western Province.

These 29 cows were donated by Adventists in the North West Rwanda Field. They are among 63 cows donated to the needy by Adventists nationwide.

Other activities done in the framework of helping the needy include paying for more than 12 thousand health insurances, constructing 122 houses and rehabilitating 302 houses.

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Those social activities and more others were done willingly by adventist members in order to show Christ’s love to their neighbors.

The President of Rwanda Union Mission says that evangelism should go with tangible social activities because that is when God’s message is heard easily.

“Evangelism is not just talking in front of people when some are starving and others sick. This is why the Seventh-day Adventist Church has thought of matching evangelism with helping the poor, orphans and widows.”

The world leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pr Ted Wilson who was present at this occasion thanked the Government of Rwanda for providing religious liberty to Adventists in Rwanda.

He also mentioned that assisting the needy is part of adventist mission because they (Adventists) want to follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Pr Ted Wilson further prayed for a prosperous life both physical and spiritual for those who received cows.

The Governor of Western Province, Mrs Caritas Mukandasira commended the Seventh- day Adventist Church in Rwanda for being a good partner of the Government of Rwanda in implementing its programs.

The Seventh- day Adventist Church in Rwanda plans to build a school, a clinic and a church in Kanzenze Sector of Rubavu District which will benefit the locals.

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