As we journey on this road towards financial sustainability for the Anglican Church in Rwanda, we are so thankful for you: for your generous donations, for your prayers, for your partnership in telling our story, for your faithful love of the Church – both in your local community and in Rwanda.
We’d like to give you an update on the work we’ve seen God accomplish over the past few months. God has blessed us with cheerful givers: to date we’ve raised $800,000 in cash and pledges! Looking forward, we expect the full project to cost $2.1 million dollars, which leaves $1.3 million left to raise, hopefully by the end of this year.
The building project continues to move forward. Design work is now completed, and a search has just begun for a manager to oversee the construction work. We are hoping to break ground this summer.
Other recent highlights:
John Craig, the CEO of Rwandan Anglican Capital Investments (RACI), the Church’s investment company in Rwanda, and Rev. Brandon Walsh, member of the RACI Board of Directors, enjoyed a private meeting in Kigali with Most Rev. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, discussing Walk with Rwanda.
Lisa Puckett, our Director of US Operations, spoke on a panel discussion about Rwanda at the Diocese of the Rocky Mountains’ annual synod, along with Rt. Rev. Jered Kalimba, Bishop of Shyogwe Diocese in Rwanda, and Rev. Regina Hopewell, Director of Rwandan Ministry Partnerships.
Joey Pierce, Walk with Rwanda’s Director of Development, presented our vision and strategy to the Board of Directors of our partner organization, Anglican Relief and Development Fund.
Through these meetings, we are gathering a team of supporters who will advocate for us. Will you join them in sharing our story with your family, friends, and colleagues? To assist you in those efforts, we’ve updated our website and you can like our Facebook page, invite your friends to do the same, and share our posts. We also have brochures that can be provided as resources at your church or events. Of course, personal relationships are the most effective, and we would love to be introduced to friends you think might be interested. Please let us know when we can help by providing materials, talking points, or following up with potential friends. It is our shared partnership in this effort that will bring our dreams to a reality in the months ahead.
Please keep us in your prayers, for wisdom as we step forward towards construction, and for success in raising funds. And please stay in touch!
May God bless you richly during this Lenten season,
Director of Development
Director of US Operations
Rev. Bradon Walsh and John Craig recently met in Kigali with the Most Rev. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to discuss the campaign.