Serving in Rwanda
André serves with CBM in Rwanda as the leader of the AEBR-CBM development team. He is also the Integral Mission Coordinator for Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to taking on these responsibilities, André pastored an AEBR church and served on the AEBR-CBM development team in various roles, initially acting as manager of the Guardians of Hope program in Rwanda that assists people living with HIV/AIDS by providing economic and educational assistance, home based care and pastoral support for those with end of life challenges. He later became manager of the CBM-Canadian Foodgrains Bank food security program in Kirehe (a dry South East region) where he helped farmers to develop agricultural enterprises and small businesses to support their families, increase access to nutritious food, build better homes and send their children to school. These communal projects built trust and resulted in reconciliation among people who would normally mistrust each other after the events of the 1994 Genocide. André has also served as Short-Term Mission Coordinator who managed logistics and hosted mission team visits. He also acted as cultural interpreter and guide for Laura Ward whose research work eventually led to the Children of Hope project which has helped some 1,500 children to become self-reliant.
Latest Ministry Updates
National Field Staff André Sibomana reports that the government of Rwanda has been cracking down on churches in an effort to curb fraud and corruption. Unfortunately, these efforts have also mistakenly included legitimate churches, including some from our partner, the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (AEBR). Some AEBR congregations are now entering Holy Week and do not have locations to meet and celebrate Easter. Pray that these churches will find new opportunities and places to worship. Meet André