Rwanda

GSM is an international ministry. We have National Directors in a least 26 countries around the world living life as Samaritans and ministering to their fellow countrymen.

To bridge the distance, and stay connected, GSM Headquarters routinely organizes continental trainings for all the International Directors and Leaders. In the past, these trainings are alternately hosted in Africa and in the US. Each international center also has a US based Satellite office so that centers can mutually support each other.

GSM Tri-Cities is the satellite office that supports the centers in Rwanda, Africa. As a team the Satellite stays in touch with the Rwanda GSM leaders, praying for them, providing education and financial support as available. Jeff Lyon, part of the team in the Tri-Cities, serves as the Satellite leader.

There are 5 centers in Rwanda, each with a unique focus of ministry. Some of the ministries include:
Carpentry School, Gisagara Center - teaching men and women the carpentry trade allowing them to support themselves, the GSM center, and their families.
Sewing School, Kabeza Center - teaches women practical and life skills so they can earn a legal, safe income. It currently only operates when GSM Tri-Cities can provide support.
Preschools - Four of the centers run preschools allowing children, who cannot afford the state schools, the opportunity to learn.
Widows Group, Zindiro Center - supporting the widows of the community with food, friendship and, occasionally, financial support.
Agriculture, Gikoma and Kabarore Centers - In the Eastern province, where there is great poverty, food is grown to support families in the area. Pigs and other small livestock are raised for breeding.

 



Rwanda Sewing School 


Sewing School Participants





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Rwanda Center Director, Pastor Moises Bukenya, operates a sewing school and a preschool in Kigali.

In this video he reports on the ministry of the Preschool.






















Testimony of Carpentry School Student

My name is Nsengiyumva Jeanvier. I met Pastor Joseph without hope for the future. The sky looked dark for me but after narrating my story to him he comforted me as he convinced me that there is still hope and my future is bright. Although I had dropped out of the school, I was enrolled in carpentry school sponsored by GSM. When I graduated in 2018 I started earning money and am now able to take care of my family. I owe my gratitude first to God, Good Samaritan Ministry, and to Pastor Joseph who taught me the skill and for his unwavering counseling of life challenging issues. My life wouldn't have been transformed without GSM's support!(Edited for space considerations)

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Rwanda Carpentry School 2


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Rwanda Carpentry School 1