André Sibomana

Serving in Rwanda

André serves with CBM in Rwanda as Africa Deputy Team Leader. In this role, André will work alongside CBM’s African church partners to determine and accomplish shared objectives, as well as provide support to the Africa Team Leaders by helping to coach and empower our Global Field Staff. He will also support Canadian church partnerships and facilitate SENT trips, which provide Canadians with hands-on global discipleship experiences.

André brings to this role a strong understanding of the cultural context of poverty, ethnic groups, and church life and growth. His expertise will be invaluable in creating effective strategies for CBM’s ministry throughout the continent.

André first joined CBM in 2011 as the Integral Mission Coordinator, supporting short-term mission trips to Rwanda. This gave him the opportunity to educate both Rwandans and Canadians about sharing the love of God through word and deed. In 2015, he became the Director of Community Development for the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (AEBR). His work involved managing joint projects between CBM and the AEBR – including Guardians of Hope, Children and Youth at Risk, and food security initiatives. Prior to this, he worked in partnership with CBM while serving in various roles on the AEBR development team.

 

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18September

Africa Deputy Team Leader

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CBM Field Staff André Sibomana, based in Rwanda, has been appointed Deputy Team Leader for Africa. We praise God for this new development, as he will provide an African voice to the leadership of our work in the region. In this role, André will work alongside CBM’s African church partners to determine and accomplish shared objectives. He will also help the Africa Team Leaders to coach and empower our Field Staff. Pray for André as he takes on these new responsibilities and seeks to strengthen relationships with our partners and staff. We pray for a smooth transition, as well

27March

Church Closures in Rwanda

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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

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