Vision for Rwanda
Rwanda is home to almost 10 million people and a country of fertile and mountainous terrain known as the "land of a Thousand Hills." Sadly, however, it is better known for the 1994 genocide in which almost a million people were killed in the space of three months. In partnership with an indigenous ministry, ERM Rwanda, led by Pastor Emmanuel Sitaki, Simplicity Ministries® has extended its ministry to the nation of Rwanda with the goal to conduct pastors conferences (training pastors in Simple Evangelism), Evangelistic Crusades, and other outreaches across the entire nation. 2013 marks the fifth year of partnership, and we are going to the third region of the nation.
See the Rwanda Mission reports (to the left) for details of what God has done through our past trips. Financial partners, moved by God, made these things possible each year.
The next team mission trip is schedule for 2014. This page will be updated soon.
Do you have a heart for missions but are not able to travel with us to serve in Rwanda this May? You can still be a part of our team by becoming a Rwanda Champion. Rwanda Champions are needed to help fund the Pastor's Conference, 2-4 Crusades, a Men's Conference, the Hope Video Crusade, and provide construction supplies (hand tools and sheet metal for roof on a new vocational training center, as well as, a roof on the building that will house a new church plant). If God is leading you to become a Rwanda Champion, 100% of your gift designated for the Rwanda Mission Project will be used in Rwanda.
To become a Rwanda Champion, click on the donate button or mail your check payable to Simplicity Ministries and designate on the memo line "Rwanda Mission Project."
Rwanda Mission 2014
Where: Rwanda (Eastern Region)
Dates: Fall 2014 (TBA)
Cost: $3,300 -$3,700 (That includes your airfare and travelers insurance; ground travel and fuel; food, daily bottle water, lodging, and translators in nation). Flight portion of trip cost estimates at $1799-$2065. Airfare prices can change without notice.
Team Goal: Group of 10-12 (men and women college age and above)
Informational Meeting for Mission 2014: TBA at Greater Gresham Baptist Church (3848 NE Division Street, Gresham, OR, Bldg. D, Rm 220)
Mission Team Member Documents
- Download Mission Trip Application (Coming Soon)
- Visit Centers for Disease Control for Shot Requirements and Malaria info (Everyone required to have yellow fever shot and Malaria meds)
Four to Five Team Meetings: TBA. For team members not in the immediate Portland area these meetings will be broadcast online. These meetings will be nailed down after team is formed.
Two Heart Cry Rwanda Prayer Events: TBA
Objectives of the Mission
1. 4 Day Simple Evangelism Pastors Conference (150 - 175)
2. Two Hope Video Evangelistic Outreach Events
3. Two 2 Day Regional Crusades
4. Evangelistic Preaching in Churches and Schools
5. Evangelistic Ministry and Preaching with (more than 200) orphans and widows at ERM vocational training centers 6. Two Sports Camp/Backyard Bible Club style evangelistic outreach to children three to four days before each crusade