East Africa 2018
Pastor Pascal works in partnership with Pastor Emmanuel Ndolimana, who is the BMI Africa Representative. Pastor Pascal recently became the new President of the Evangelical Baptist Churches of Rwanda. Both of these extraordinary men have been training BMI materials in many countries of Africa! Here is an excerpt from his recent email report:
“Greetings to you in Jesus name!
I am glad to be able to share with you the report of the trainings that we have done in Rwanda. In total we have trained 247 pastors and key church leaders in 4 locations from 14 denominations.
Below is the list of the 4 locations and number of participants per location:
72 in Bumba, Karongi District – Rwanda
61 in Musasa, Rutsiro District, Rwanda
52 in Kivumu, Rutsiro District, Rwanda
62 in Rugerero, Rubavu Distict, Rwanda
The 7 Steps of Christian Living materials have been appreciated much by the people that we trained, they found the materials very applicable and beneficial to churches in their communities. This training was possible because of the facilitation from SMM by Emmanuel Ndolimana. The need is greater than the resources we have had, otherwise, we would have trained many spiritual thirst and hungry church leaders if we had enough resources. It’s our hope that if God provides more resources, next year much will be covered.
As the New President of the Evangelical Baptist Churches of Rwanda, I want to recommend the use BMI materials into all our churches national wide because training is one of the greatest needs that we have currently. We already have 7 steps available translated into our local language (Kinyarwanda) but we need to get the rest of your materials as well. How can you help us to achieve this?”
Other News in Africa:
Last February seminary leaders and professors from all over East Africa came to Nairobi, Kenya, to hear about the BMI training and materials. The response was enthusiastic and coming up this February 2019, five seminaries are sending two representatives each to be trained in the 7 Steps of Christian Living by Jonathan Burnham.
We also brought together Christian leaders and pastors from six African countries for training in Rwanda!