Before the genocide, Rwanda was considered the most Roman Catholic country in Africa, with a population of 8 million, according to Anne Kubai, former head of religious studies at the Kigali Institute of Education. In the 18 years since the genocide, Rwanda has seen the most significant rise in Protestant faith in Africa, according to a new Pew Foundation report. Andrew Rusatsi, a seminary professor in Nyakibanda, Rwanda, said many Rwandans felt betrayed by the Catholic Church’s involvement. “They embraced other churches - Protestant, Pentecostal, and Restoration churches, which have been proliferating like mushrooms.” Recovery from trauma is a central feature of these new fellowships.
BIBLE STUDY: Psalm 147:1-9
PRAISE: God that many Rwandans have found peace and love through fellowship in the Gospel.