Dear friends and partners,
We greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, our savior. We thank God that we can share with you along this way what the current situation of our country in general is and of our Deaconess community "Abaja ba Kristo" in particular.
We are very grateful for what God has done in our community. In December 2020, we held elections for a new community leadership team. Since 1 January 2021, this new team is operational; sr. Marie-Louise Niyonsenga is elected as leader of the community, her replacement is sr. Domithille Uwiragiye. In addition, two secretaries and a treasurer have been appointed; Rev. Vincent Musabyimana is the pastor of the community.
We are also grateful for the decline of the Covid 19 pandemic in Rwanda, where many initiatives have been taken to contain this pandemic. According to health officials, Rwanda has so far (May 3) 25,490 corona patients, 337 deaths and 23,442 recovered.
The government has started the vaccinationprogramme, with the goal of vaccinating 30% of our population by the end of 2021, and 60% by the end of 2022. (The population of Rwanda is 13,151,365).
Rwanda received vaccines to be used to vaccinate a total of 171,480 people identified as priority at-risk groups, including healthcare personnel - people over the age of 65 or with underlying health problems, other frontline workers and people with disabilities.
In the meantime, quite a few sisters have also been vaccinated.
At the moment, many activities such as schools, public transport and commercial activities are open again and we continue to take measures to counteract the negative impact of Covid 19.
Some churches, which have met the requirements of the government, are accessible to a limited number of visitors, but a large number of churches are still closed. We hope that the Covid 19 situation will increasingly 'wash away'.
Dear friends and partners, we have celebrated The Passover and are allowed to live from the resurrection of Jesus Christ! He has conquered death! On behalf of the community "Abaja ba Kristo" I wish you God's blessing!
Sr. Marie-Louise Niyonsenga,
Community manager 'Abaja ba Kristo'
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy, He has given us a new birth in a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
(1 Peter 1:3)