24 March 2008
Monday, we did another Leadership Development Course (LDC) for a May campaign in Eastern Rwanda. Eastern Rwanda is called the New Homeland. It is cattle county and the national park. Most of its people were killed in the 1994 genocide. The national park was reduced to allow returning refuges a place to live when peace was established after the genocide.
The LDC is a course where church leaders and pastors gather for e3 Partners campaign training. The are trained in the use of the evangecube and the discipleship of the new believers. The churches that are the most ready for a campaign are those which train their new church leaders in the use of the evangelism - discipleship material, have denominational support, and have a plan for a church location (someone's home, land, building, etc. that will comply with local laws). After the evangecube training the leaders go out and practice for 45-minutes. At this LDC there were 80 church leaders and 145 people accepted Jesus during the 45-minute hands-on training. The church were the LDC is held is responsible for the follow up and discipleship of the new believers. The testimonies follow:
When one group of pastors entered a compound the family ran away. They thought the pastors were health inspectors. When the family heard that the pastors were there to share the story of Jesus they returned and invited their neighbors to hear about Jesus. Eleven people accepted Jesus at that home.
Another pastor went to the local, neighborhood which doctor and lead him to Jesus.
God has an on-going revival in Rwanda. Thank you for coming and joining it.
Attached are pictures of the food preparation for 200-people.