Like other countries in Africa, Rwanda is one of the countries which celebrate Christmas as Christian’s country. The times of Christmas in Rwanda are the time of enjoying and attending Church services in different areas of county. Many families sat together and sharing foods and drunks and testify what the lord has done in whole year as well as planning for the new year. Christmas time for Christians it’s like the closure of Christian’s year.
In SHALOM MINISTRIES, every year we take time to celebrate together with our members in all our groups we have in country. Is a good time to fellowship together with them drink, eat together and share testimonies.
In 2019 we celebrated together with our groups and we have found that God is blessing us more than before because in all our groups the number of young people is increased. After we took time of sharing the Word of God about Love as the theme we had in 1 Corinthians 13, Acts 4:32 “all the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.” We gave some of them the gifts of African piece of cloth to wear as we have like culture of wearing new clothes in Christmas. We tried to help who were very poor and vulnerable widows among them to get cloths and food for taking at their home to share with their families in Christmas time because of they were not able to buy them themselves.
Many people took time to give testimonies of what God has done for them through SHALOM and said how they were hopeless and how there is no one who could invite them to share with them foods and drinks during this season. But now they thank God for the opportunity they got through SHALOM where they come and eat together, sing together and having time to give their testimony one of the key of healing.
In all groups we closed by praying for different wishes of the people and pray for the year of 2020 and asking God to intervene in all plans of SHALOM as he started with us.