Tumba Community Update – Summer 2020

You can now read the latest update from Tearfund about our partnership with them in Tumba Community, Rwanda.

Pastor Innocent writes:

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Even in the midst of a global pandemic, our Lord Jesus is always in control.

We are in the third year of our journey and nothing like the coronavirus has ever affected us before. There were, no doubt, worries that everything we have been putting together for the last two years could fall apart. With the lockdown that was put in place across Rwanda, I have been praying for all those who we are working with; from recent converts to Christianity, to the sex workers, drug addicts and vulnerable families most affected by the coronavirus.

As the lockdown has eased, I thank God that despite all these fears, the strongholds of our work still remain. Yes there have been losses, but our achievements are still standing. I thank God that in this season, farmers have experienced a good harvest. They have been able to produce a lot of maize, selling it to many people. Self Help Groups have also resumed their weekly meetings. Members are supporting each other, especially those who have lost significant levels of income during this time. We’ve seen those we are praying for still committed to the Lord Jesus.

Churches in Rwanda have not returned to normality yet. We are still on our knees, hoping that church services will start again. I know that this is a similar situation in the UK and I continue to pray for you.

Thank you for your prayers and support always.

Pastor Innocent Kabagema
Eglise Vivante


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Farms being prepared for vegetable farming this season. Photo: AMU/Tearfund