Friday, July 3, 2009

RWANDA EXODUS 2009

I am not sure where to begin or how to put this trip into words. Going into this trip my body was still weak, fatigued, and recouping from my previous trip. I felt empty from the get-go, but Hebrews reminded me that when I am are weakest, He is strongest. So I will boast in His strength, His power, His greatness, fully realizing that it was Him that lit a fresh fire in the forgotten parts of Rwanda.

BASIC ATTACK PLAN:
1. Gather 26 armies together in the capital city of Rwanda(2-3 key leaders)
2. Train them in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting
3. Send them out to their remote locations
4. Show cinema to the new community and preach the gospel
5. Invite people to a church service the following day
6. Pastor remains in the area and announces the birth of the new church

THE ARMY

THE MISSION

NEW CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS


I have hesitated to mention the "numbers" of this trip but my wife reminded me that each number is a person, a soul, a life, and that is worth mentioning. However a trademark of Unusual Soldiers is not to be a "BIG FISH" story teller, aka an exaggerator. So I have tamed down some of the statistics to maintain integrity and project numbers that Dustin and I felt were reasonable and true.

NUMBERS
26 teams met in Kigali for training
26 teams were sent out
100 Proclaimers for our mission were donated by Campus Crusade (a $10,000 value)
1 apostolic church planter was in each group
26 groups were divided into 9 zones of Rwanda
26+ Jesus films were promoted and watched in remote and forgotten areas of Rwanda
1,000 to 5,000 people showed up at each remote site
apx. 60,000 people watched the films 'The Passion of Christ' or the 'Jesus film.'
apx. 30,000 people committed their lives to Christ at the cinemas
1 church was started the day following each cinema (25 churches in all)
1 church was started spontaneously due to a car breakdown

'Greatest Hits' and 'Lowest Moments' coming soon...