Please be in prayer for the 2019 Mission and Outreach trip to the Shyira Diocese of Rwanda, July 17 to July 27. Our team of Adventers looks forward to learning from, encouraging, and fellowshipping with believers in another part of the world.
The Advent’s partnership with the Shyira Diocese began in 2015, when the Rev. Sam Mugisha and his family, wife Jacky, and children Ines, Iris, and Ingrid, moved to Birmingham for Sam to study at Beeson Divinity School. For one year, Sam and his family were part of our family. Four years later, Sam now serves as Bishop of the Shyria Diocese.
This year marks the fourth Advent trip to Rwanda. At the conclusion of this trip, 27 Adventers will have visited our friends in the Shyira Diocese. On these trips we see the expanding work of the diocese â€“ church dedications, the One Egg project and various preschool ministries, Mother’s Union activities, sustainability projects like their polytechnic college and hotel, and Bible study groups. The health within the church of Rwanda serves as an encouragement to us as we see God on the move amongst our brothers and sisters in a place nearly 8,000 miles from our home.
The beauty of this partnership is a deeper glimpse into the character of God, who has a heart for all nations (Psalm 86:9) and who, through Christ, brings us into relationship with one another (Colossians1:20).