Friday, October 26, 2012

Letter from Kwizera's Pastor

Here is the pastor letter from my child Kwizera's project in Rwanda.

Dear Sponsor,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I am pastor Akimana of the Nyantanga Church, where I minister to your Compassion sponsored child. Our sponsored children attend Nyantanga Church Child Development Center. We thank you very much indeed for your support you render, the prayers you offer, and the love you show for your sponsored child. May the Lord Jesus bless you!

I would like to share some thoughts with you that will help you understand more about our community and Compassion's Child sponsorship program in Rwanda. Our child development center serves 228 sponsored children and another 10 children are registered but still waiting to have sponsors.

Children are pleased to come to the center, where they receive entertainment, have fun with fellow children, and feel relieved of the burden of the chores back at home. The families are below the poverty line and cannot afford to give their children the basic needs. The major problems affecting their community are: poverty, diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, and famine caused by drought, all of which lead to poverty.

We teach children, with their families, how to prevent themselves from diseases like malaria, HIV, and AIDS. We have classes to supplement what they are taught in school, such as English and mathematics. And above all, we teach them about Jesus.

My vision is to serve this community in the name of Jesus and I believe that their lives have tremendously changed. Your support means a lot to the children. They are always delighted to receive your letters and photos, for they feel loved and special.

Please continue to pray for your sponsored child. And please pray for us too. We thank you so much for being our partner in this ministry.

May God bless you abundantly!

Pastor Akimana

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