Visit report from Rwanda

Thank you so much for praying over Susie’s visit to Rwanda in September and October. By God’s grace it was a really fruitful trip and Susie is delighted to share just a few of the highlights with you here.

 

Visit to Moses

Four-year-old Moses lays in the arms of Marie, the young girl who is child-sitting along with her friend Abigail, whilst Moses’ mum is out at the market. ‘Moses can do nothing,’ she says. ‘He can only eat and cry, but he can’t walk or talk or even hold up his head…’

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Gatsibo training workshop

As soon as we finish visiting Moses in Bugesera, we jump back into the car to travel four hours to Gatsibo for a two-day training workshop in disability inclusion for 30 key church leaders in the Eastern Province. Peace Plan has funded the conference. Those attending are leaders in authority over several churches. If they catch the vision, they can envision others…

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Kajera HIV support group

Arriving in Kajera, the men lounging around the local shops scrutinise us without smiling. Kajera feels like a depressed place. Alcoholism amongst men is common according to Odeth. It’s the women who keep the community going.

Mama Keven meets and welcomes us. Dressed in a faded pink skirt and top with a multi-coloured chitenge around her waist, she looks strong and healthy…

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Visit to Itetero

We’re now back in Kigali and have come to visit Itetero, a project that BCT and APRECOM have been working with and helping to support over the past year. BCT channels its support to Itetero through APRECOM.

Based in a sector called Busanze, Itetero exists to support children with disabilities and their families and to mobilise others to do so. Headed up by Pastor Aloys, Itetero runs a school in the grounds of the church that he currently leads as well as a support group for the children’s parents. It also does home visits. APRECOM joins with Itetero in the home visits and helps to run the support group.

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Find out more about how BCT and APRECOM are helping to change the lives of children living with HIV or disabilities.

 

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