Zinga pastors of Rwanda
Dear members and friends,
Our brothers and sisters in Rwanda desperately need our help. The Rwandan church has struggled since the 1996 genocide killed over half a million people, including several pastors. After torrential rains and decimated harvests left the country in dire financial straits, the coronavirus pandemic has made the plight of Rwandans even more critical. In March, the Rwandan government ordered all churches to close, leaving their pastors and church workers without any financial support.
The Brussels Brabant district of the United Protestant Church of Belgium (EPUB) has initiated a “twinning” program with the
Zinga region of the Rwandan Presbyterian Church. Located in the east of Rwanda, the Zinga region is the earliest to have welcomed Christian missionaries. The churches are now entirely self-supporting and receive no government funds for their pastors. In this region alone, there are more than 30 pastors and church workers who are not receiving any salary. Our goal is to raise 4,000 euros (together with the other churches in the Brussels-Brabant district), which is the equivalent of one month’s salary for everyone. Divided among thirty people, that works out to 133 euros per pastor or church worker, for one month’s salary. How many pastors can we support with our gifts?
On behalf of the IPC Missions Team, thanks for helping us be a blessing in the world!
Transfers can be made to the Fortis account: IBAN: BE15 2100 5777 1030