The Right Revd Nathan Amooti, the Anglican Bishop of Cyangugu, Rwanda, invited Jim McAnlis, ShadrachLukwago and I to help equip clergy from Rwanda, Burundi and Congo to use the Christianity Explored course last week.
While waiting in Kigali for our flight to Cyangugu, the retired Archbishop of Rwanda, the Most Revd Emmanuel Kolini, met with us. Congolese by birth, he has also served as a Bishop in both Uganda and Rwanda.
Thirty clergy participated in the intensive three day training conference, held at the beautiful Anglican Guest House in Cyangugu on the shores of Lake Kivu near the Congolese border crossing between Bukavu and Risuzu. We were blessed to have the Right Revd Seth Ndayirukiye, the new Bishop of Matana Diocese, Burundi contribute as well.
The conference was facilitated by Revd Jean Gisore, a parish priest serving in Bukavu Diocese, DRC. As I have retired from parish ministry, I was pleased to pass on my clerical robes to Jean.
A further conference took place for clergy in Kenya led by Jim McAnlis, Craig Dyer and Shadrach Lukwago.