Churches have started mobilizing their congregations to improve public areas and take part in social action projects around Kigali in a campaign dubbed Season of Service (SOS).
Ahead of the Kigali Festival that is slated for July,
SOS commenced its activities on April 17 with the launch of a new water catchments system at a school in the city that is aimed at providing clean water to 2,200 students and Genocide Survivors around the city.
The festival’s main speaker ,Evangelist Andrew Palau, told the Christian News Wire that SOS is fitting for the city, whose residents have long taken part in government ‘umuganda’ community works.
“SOS is an effort to tangibly demonstrate the love of Christ and open relationships for the sake of the Good News,” said Palau.
Palau, son of evangelist Luis Palau founder of the Next Generation Alliance is set to deliver a message of hope and Good News to the people of Rwanda 15 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
“Rwanda is set for great days of transformation and redemption,” said Palau.
The Festival has received the full support of President Paul Kagame, and Kigali’s Mayor. Festival Director Dr Tim Robnett said that the Alliance’s success has prompted invitation from other African nations.
“I’m inviting and challenging the pastors in Kigali to join Andrew Palau and to engage a transformational, sustainable ministry within their city,” said Bishop John Rucyahana.
Kigali Festival that will bring together over 350 churches is aimed at promoting sustainable ministries across the city and transforming the nation 15 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi.
The festival is slated for July 17-18 at Kigali’s Amahoro Stadium and it is expected to attract international Christian musicians, local artists, and athletes.