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RWANDA’S PRESIDENT REQUESTS 500,000 BIBLES FOR PEOPLE DYING OF AIDS

As HIV/AIDS spreads in the African country of Rwanda, the government is concerned not only about people’s 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 they’re dying. “They’re 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.”

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Very interesting Lars, especially where it says "people are more open to the gospel because they know they’re dying", it's a shame more people don't realise they are dying also.

Perhaps we/I need to tell them...


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“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?’”


Brother Lars this is a very potent prayer item that deserves our hearts and minds attention. Are there any organizations that are taking this on at all? Is there a tangible way we can help?


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Christian Aid in Rwanda
July 2004

It 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 country’s 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 country’s 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 news
The Collectif des Ligues et Associations de Defense des Droits de l’Homme 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


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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 World
PO. Box 470
Colorado Springs CO
80901
Phone: (888) 38-Bible
FAX: 719-219-2111
Email: [email protected]
http://www.biblesfortheworld.org


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To recover and regain ability to preach on Heaven and hell is most likely a necessity.
Don’t you think?
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To recover and regain ability to preach on Heaven and hell is most likely a necessity.


Yes brother Terry the simple reality of preaching on such spiritual subjects as Heaven and Hell bring a sense of conviction and reality in the spiritual plane of a soul. Christ spoke of heavenly things in earthly terms, it seems his mind was preoccupied with these to vast realities most of His ministry.


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 Re: RWANDA’S PRESIDENT REQUESTS 500,000 BIBLES

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

 2004/9/29 15:02





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