MARK Zschech, one of the founders of Hillsong; the famous Australian gospel band, took part in walk dubbed the Walk of Hope organised by the church last weekend.
Mark was part of a team of thirty international volunteers that marched together with several Rwandan church members and other religious faithful to celebrate the resilience, hope and life of Rwanda, its people and the amazing achievements since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
The walk started from the presidential palace museum in Kanombe (former president Juvenal Habyarimana’s home) and ended at Petit Stade- Remera.
Mark was expected to travel with his wife; Darlene Zschech, a renowned worship leader and singer-songwriter of the band, but she did not make it for the Walk because of ill health grounds.
As a member of Hope Rwanda, part of Hope Global, a faith based global initiative he co-founded with his wife a decade ago; Mark had to participate in yet another walk to reminisce on the achievements of Rwanda.
Hope Global offers practical solutions to countries devastated by war, genocide, and poverty.
It has major centres in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and Cambodia, which all run long-term development projects, such as Hope Education and the Village of Hope. Hillsong band is the group behind worship songs like Mighty to save and desert song, among many others that earned the band international acclaim and changed many lives of Christians across the world through the power of music.
While speaking at Petit Stade where Pentecostals gathered to pray for Rwanda after the walk; Mark said the walk was intended to give hope to Rwanda, show how Rwanda has overcome over the years and most importantly celebrate its achievements in the last twenty years.
The event at the Petit Stade was filled with praise, worship and prayer for Christians from different churches across the country to pray for Rwanda as a whole.