St Paul’s in Rwanda: Sharing God’s message, educating children, and empowering young adults
St Paul’s Rwanda Ministry began in 2010 with a community water project at the Urukundo Children’s Home and Learning Center. Founded by Arlene Brown, a United Methodist from Williamsport, PA, the home is a safe haven for 52 street and throwaway children.
Since 2011, St. Paul’s teams have traveled to the home to share their gifts and God’s love. They help in classrooms with over 300 children (preschool through third grade), with teacher trainings, at our community worship center, library, demonstration farm, English classes, and nutrition program for preschoolers. New in 2013 and 2014 were the sewing tech center and dental initiative, which provides training for young adults.
Our three-year partnership with ZOE Ministries has helped more than 100 orphans transform their lives, and a United Methodist pastor has had his house repaired. Through St. Paul’s Kids in Mission and other St. Paul’s groups, our ministry has expanded into local schools and community organizations. But more importantly, our Rwandan staff shares God’s message, educates children, and empowers young adults to become contributing members of their community.