KARONGI DISTRICT

KARONGI COMMUNITY PROJECTS

In January 2008 a team from BCC visited Rwanda to see if and how God wanted us to be involved in any projects. He spoke clearly – the rural community of Bisesero in the Karongi Disctrict. It took 4 hours to drive there from Kigali along dirt track roads! When we were there first, we weren’t welcomed; frosty looks, no eye contact, silence, mistrust. White people had come, taken photos, promised help and gone without another word before.

 

As we heard their story, we were moved. We could see a group of people forgotten, abandoned and traumatised, but we knew God had spoken their name. He had a different plan for them. 

10 years on, our relationship with the dear people of Bisesero has grown and developed. This one community has now turned into four communities that we support in the Karongi District.

We could never have seen or planned this and are privileged to be part of His plan. God’s plan for their lives, and indeed our own lives is good and when we experience it – life in all its fullness!

KARONGI COMMUNITY PROJECTS

In January 2008 a team from BCC visited Rwanda to see if and how God wanted us to be involved in any projects. He spoke clearly – the rural community of Bisesero in the Karongi Disctrict. It took 4 hours to drive there from Kigali along dirt track roads! When we were there first, we weren’t welcomed; frosty looks, no eye contact, silence, mistrust. White people had come, taken photos, promised help and gone without another word before.

 

As we heard their story, we were moved. We could see a group of people forgotten, abandoned and traumatised, but we knew God had spoken their name. He had a different plan for them. 

10 years on, our relationship with the dear people of Bisesero has grown and developed. This one community has now turned into four communities that we support in the Karongi District - Bisesero, Gishyta, Karengera and Mubuga.

We are now regularly welcomed to visit communities that once seemed foreign. What a transformation! We walk amongst homes that we had helped raise money to build, worshipping with joyous singing and dancing on the hill top with our Rwandan family and working alongside them in their community side by side together; smiling, laughing & full of hope. Also meeting with their leaders who said you are no longer ‘Muzungo’ (white person), you are our brothers and sisters. 

We could never have seen or planned this and are privileged to be part of His plan. God’s plan for their lives, and indeed our own lives is good and when we experience it – life in all its fullness!

For information about our friendship with these communities, just click the imagesnbelow, or better still, speak to Heidi, who oversees our church-Rwanda link.

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