[img]https://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]RWANDAS PRESIDENT REQUESTS 500,000 BIBLES FOR PEOPLE DYING OF AIDSAs HIV/AIDS spreads in the African country of Rwanda, the government is concerned not only about peoples physical problems, but also their spiritual needs, says Rochunga Pudaite, founder and president of Bibles for the World. Almost 60 percent of the population in that country is infected with HIV, he says. We met with the president [Paul Kagame], and he made a very strong appeal that these people are going to die. He asked, Would you be so kind enough to provide Bibles? Pudaite says the people are more open to the gospel because they know theyre dying. Theyre suffering with AIDS. They do not have a Bible. The president is appealing that we provide half a million Bibles right away so that these HIV-infected people will have a chance to read the Bible at least once in their lifetime before they die.From the news flow at Intercessors Network
Very interesting Lars, especially where it says "people are more open to the gospel because they know theyre dying", it's a shame more people don't realise they are dying also.Perhaps we/I need to tell them...
Almost 60 percent of the population in that country is infected with HIV, he says. We met with the president [Paul Kagame], and he made a very strong appeal that these people are going to die. He asked, Would you be so kind enough to provide Bibles?
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[img]https://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]Christian Aid in RwandaJuly 2004It is ten years since the 1994 genocide and Rwanda is on a slow road to recovery. Thousands still live in makeshift homes, without enough to eat or drink, human rights violations continue and there is much censorship of the press. During the conflict, rape was used as a weapon of war, and many survivors and orphans of the genocide are now living with HIV/AIDS. Many women, some with AIDS-related illnesses, have become heads of their families, and are forced to turn to commercial sex work to earn an income. A UN criminal tribunal is trying the main perpetrators of the genocide. In Rwanda, thousands of people suspected of taking part in the killings are being tried by the gacaca, the countrys traditional justice system. This legal process aims to establish justice and reconciliation through public confessions, testimonies and trials. Rwanda continues to back rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where recent fighting threatens to destabilise the countrys peace process. The renewed conflict has caused 3,000 people to flee to the Rwandan/DRC border. Christian Aid has worked with local partner organisations in Rwanda since the mid-1960s. We now support 13 organisations. Their work focuses on agricultural rehabilitation; providing low-interest loans for small businesses; health education, especially HIV/AIDS; emergency relief; and peace and human rights.Partner newsThe Collectif des Ligues et Associations de Defense des Droits de lHomme au Rwanda, a human rights organisation, is monitoring the gacaca process, raising any concerns with the coordinators, and, if necessary, the Rwandan Supreme Courts. Christian Aid has recently given nearly £20,000 to a human rights organisation ARDHO for its work to increase school attendance in Gikongoro province. The project uses posters, games, competitions and school visits to raise awareness of the values of education and to encourage parents to send their children to school.Barakabaho, meaning let them live, supports foster families and households headed by orphans.http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/world/where/eagl/rwandap.htm
Bibles for the World Bibles for the World is an evangelical Bible distribution agency that uses telephone directories to send Bibles to people all over the world. To date they've distributed 15 million Bibles and planted over 300 churches and schools.Bibles for the WorldPO. Box 470Colorado Springs CO80901Phone: (888) 38-BibleFAX: 719-219-2111Email: [email protected]http://www.biblesfortheworld.org
To recover and regain ability to preach on Heaven and hell is most likely a necessity.Dont you think?Terry
To recover and regain ability to preach on Heaven and hell is most likely a necessity.
Lars, I want to do something about this God willing. Paul Kagame is a great man, a great leader, and for him to ask for something like the Word is intense. I'm going to email you.In Jesus' love,Neil