Church of God World Missions has chosen the city of Kigali as one of the Send the Light to the Cities effort.
Send the Light to the Cities is a belief and strategy focusing on major cities around the world with the people and resources God gives so they serve as lighthouse cities. WM director Dr. David M. Griffis says, “We will evangelize, plant birthing churches, and provide an evangelism and training center in each one of them.”
The East African capital of Rwanda has a population of over one million people. This is expected to triple by 2040, due to a city master plan for skyscrapers, pedestrian walkways, and green spaces.
Rwanda’s past is blighted by one of the greatest acts of human genocide in modern times, as depicted in the movie Hotel Rwanda. At least one million people were slaughtered during a civil war between the Tutsis and the Hutus. At present, Kigali holds the distinction of being Africa’s cleanest and safest city.
The Church of God in Kigali was established in 1977 when a preacher from the Congo set a church in order. Today, the city has seven congregations. The Church of God owns a plot of land adjoining one of the most prosperous neighborhoods in the city, a prime location for developing a city of light.
What You Can Do
Pray. There is no substitute for fervent prayer about the millions of people who do not have the light of Christ shining in their lives.
Give. Your donations will meet specific needs for Kigali to be a lighthouse city. There are people ready to give themselves to this mission. We can send and support, they will go and give. Land and buildings will be purchased or built. Ministers, workers, and ministries will be trained and supported.