As the integration continues, God is laying a foundation for the future.
Last time, we shared about the changes that led many of our students to switch campuses. As the integration continues and the ministry keep thriving. Now, as the second semester goes on, GBUs are looking forward for the next academic year. This issue focuses on the equipping of students for the work of ministry, engaging the university -including new campuses- with the gospel, and laying a foundation for the future -students choosing leaders and graduates rethinking their commitment to the ministry.
God's faithfulness in a changing university. As we are approach the end of Semester One (for public university). we recognize God's faithfulness in sustaining the ministry in all its aspects.
A brief testimony of what God has been doing in GBUR during the academic year 2016-2017.
To read through the Bible in One year, this is a bible reading calendar where you can tick for the day covered, and after one year you will have read the whole Bible
Stand firm with faith, love, and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ despite opposition, fully assured that Jesus will return to rescue us from wrath for resurrection life with him.
When we read through the pages of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians’ church we soon realize that the believers are very young in the faith. They needed reassurance about their genuine conversion to God’s gospel in the face of persecution (1:3-10; 2:13-16), reminding that Paul’s ministry among them was genuine (2:1-12, 2:17-3:13), and teaching on specific issues on how to endure faithfully as Christians with hope in Jesus’ return (4:1-5:28).
GBUR has among its 4objectives, missions. This includes mission to the reached and the unreached. We desire to see students aware and going cross culturally for missions especially among the unreached. For this to happen, we train students in order to form their understanding. But training needs to go with exposure. That's why the trip to Kargi was important. It was done from 2nd to 21st August, 2013. The team was made of 2 students (James HUDUMA, Nadine UWERA, Ardin TUYISHIMIRE and Alex SHYAKA), and two staff (Pacifique BISANGWA and Innocent MANIRAFASHA).
GBUR (Groupe Biblique Universitaire du Rwanda) is an Evangelical and interdenominational Christian Organization bringing together students and graduates from Universities and Colleges of Rwanda. It is affiliated to the International Fellowship of Evangelical students (IFES). It formally started in 1984 under the name GBU by students of the National University of Rwanda in Butare (the only university by the time) and seeks to contribute with other components of the body of Christ to bring about in Rwanda and beyond the fullness of life promised in God's word.
Ibikorwa by'Ivugabutumwa bikozwe n'abanyeshuri ni kimwe mu bikorwa umuryango wa UGBR ukora (ubu hari ku nshuro ya kabiri) hagamijwe (1) gutoza abanyeshuri biga n'abarangiza muri za Kaminuza ubuzima nyakuri bw'Abanyarwanda n'inshingano bafite zo guhindura umuryango nyarwanda n'itorero; (2) ndetse no kubatoza gukorera abaturage babasanze aho bari. Ibikorwa b'uyu mwaka bikaba byaritabiriwe n'abanyeshuri bagera kuri 22.
Ikiba kigamijwe cyane cyane ni uko abanyeshuri bagira mu gufasha abaturage ndetse no Gutanga ubufasha mu gukoresha ubumenyi bwabo bazamura imibereho y'abaturage.
Many people tend to focus on reconciliation forgetting the process of healing. However, true reconciliation will never happen if there is not real healing from the hurt of the past. Repentance and forgiveness are keys to the process of healing and reconciliation. When we don't confess our wrongdoings (sins) we are simply covering up them and cannot expect blessings from God (among which His healing). The same with Forgiveness: it facilitates us to get rid of the burden of the sorrow in our hearts. Otherwise, we keep on carrying up the pain in our hearts and for this reason we are not yet ready to restore friendship with the person who hurt us.
It is believed that the small groups are the basis (or should be) the basis of every student ministry and moreover of GBU on campuses. This is beyond following a system or being bound to the traditions. However, small groups are necessary not only for their effectiveness but also in order to respond to the need for a belonging which emerge from the current individualistic society. This is a small group leader's handbook.
Today many are the Christians who would like to serve the Lord but avoid anything that has to do with hardship or persecution on their behalf. Because of this, there many mission fields left without laborers and the few who dared to go, have done it with compromise. But the scriptures show plainly that while the Lord sends them for his mission he makes it clear that there will be challenges to face. He promises his ever presence with them but no soft journey.
We hear so many things that it takes much conscious effort to choose what to and what not to believe. As we study this book, we look at the Galatians and understand what they were going through, then evaluate ourselves against their experiences.