Numbers and Facts about Africa and Rwanda:

  • Continent of Africa
    •  Size of land mass = 30,301,596 square kilometers (could encompass the U.S., China, Western Europe, India  and Argentina put together)
    •  Number of Countries = 56
    •  Population  = 1 Billion
  •   Country of Rwanda
    •  Size of land mass= 26,798 square kilometers
    •  Number of Cities = 14
    •  Population= 10,186,000 (2008) (about 380 people per square kilometer)
  •   City of Kigali
    •  Size of land mass = 730 square kilometers
    •  Population = 965,398 (2009)
    •  Culture & History of Rwanda:
      • Races – Tutsi, Hutu, Twa
      •  Religion – Roman Catholicism, indigenous beliefs and Christian
      •  Economic Situation – 90% subsistence agriculture

Children of Rwanda:

  • Daily Lives
    •  Parents – many children have lost their parents to genocide, HIV Aids or other diseases.
    •  Food – food is scarce to many since they live on subsistence agriculture, dependent upon the rain without much income.
    •  Shelter – many live in grass huts or poorly constructed shacks.
    •  Activities – they work in the fields, transport water, work with the livestock and go to school.
  •  Without Christ
    •  Hopeless – most do not see a way to better their lives.
    •  Destitute – there is little chance that the children will rise above poverty.
    •  Sick – many are sick or suffering from disease because they do not have access to health care.
  •  With Christ
    •  New Life and a future16Wherefore we henceforth know no man after the flesh: even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know him so no more. 17Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new. 18But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation; 19to wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not reckoning unto them their trespasses, and having committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
    •  Hope – I Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead



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