In this afternoon of 5th of June 2018 the Food for the Hungry high delegation visited CPR at his Head Office located at Kimihurura sector, Gasabo District in Kigali-Rwanda. This visit was the first one as to start partnership between the two Christian organizations. The FH delegation was composed by more than teen people from all over the World including the regional coordinator of FH and the staff representatives of FH-Rwanda. After the word of welcome to the visitors by the President of CPR and Legal Representative of the Free Methodist Church of Rwanda Bishop Samuel Kayinamura, the CPR General Secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Rugambage gave a brief summary of CPR historical background including its creation in 1962 in Rwanda, vision of promoting the unity, justice, peace and prosperity for the Body of Christ as it is in John 17:21, mission of promoting unity of action for the evangelistic witness and for the well-being of the people of Rwanda, values and objectives. The General Secretary came back on CPR five main pillars including Women and Youth, development and well-being of people, education and capacity building, health, evangelization, communication and literature. The short presentation about CPR was followed by a brief presentation of the FH by one of the delegate. It was mentioned that Food for the Hungry is a Christian organization as well born in 1971 and which works in Asia, Latin America, Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia,South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique,…). Food for the Hungry works in different sectors such as Emergency, Children support, Agriculture, provision of food and none food items to the needy ones, and development to promote community transformation. FH underlined the role of the Church and Church related organizations to improve people’s livelihood through agriculture, health through nutrition and education for holistic life. After some questions of clarification from visitors, both parties agreed on the following for the way forward: 1. That both parties should continue to meet (FH office in Rwanda and CPR) in order to identify the areas of common concern around which they will develop strong working partnership; 2. To strengthen their partnership at National level and sign an MoU (FH office in Rwanda and CPR should work on it) To conclude, CPR president thanked the members of the FH delegation, told them how CPR is happy to work with them, wished them well during their stay in Rwanda and when they go back home in their respective countries of work. Both sides enjoyed the meeting and looked forward to continue their relationship as one Body of Christ.
Par : REDACTION CPR
Le : 2018-07-16T10:55:00+02:00