More than 80 Christians from ADEPR Batsinda visited Kigali Genocide Memorial to commemorate the victims of 1994 Genocide against Tutsis, and pray for them to rest in peace.
Led by the national ADEPR spokesperson, pastor Jean Sibomana, ADEPR Batsinda members started their visit by toured all three parts of the memorial exhibits to learn the history of the Genocide. At the end of their tour, they continued by laying a wreath on the mass graves, and prayed for the spirits of the victims. They also observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
At the end of their learning visit, they listened to Pastor Jean Sibomana’ speech, which came back to the role of Christians in fighting against genocide and its Ideology.
“We learned a lot about the history of the Genocide against Tutsi. As Christians, we have to contribute in rebuilding our country. We believe in almighty God, so our contribution is to pray for Rwanda, for the victims of the Genocide and survivors. In addition, pastors will continue teaching our church members unity and love to avoid any ideology that can make genocide happen again.”
Church member of ADEPR Batsinda left messages of hope in the memorial’s guestbook.
“Let us love each other. Jesus taught us to love each other, even our enemies. We can protect our country from genocide other atrocities, united and guided by love,”
Habiyakare Celestin, ADEPR Batsinda
“United, let us all fight against any source of genocide ideology. I believe that we can build a country free of divisionism, and ethnic groups. As christians, let us pray for our country. May the souls of 1994 Genocide against Tutsis rest in peace,”
Ernestine Mukamurara, ADEPR Batsinda
The Visit of ADEPR batsinda, which is located in Kigali city, showed the commitment of Christians in fighting against genocide and its Ideology.