The Prime Minister, Anastase Murekezi has asked Rwandans not to forget what God has done for them in the past and keep their plans under Almighty’s hand.
He said this yesterday in an annual gospel crusade dubbed ‘Rwanda Shima Imana’ (Praise God Rwanda), organized by Peace Plan Organization held for the 5th time with Christians from various religions to thank God for his kindness towards them.
Prayers focused on interceding for the country, the region, Africa and the World in general.
Minister Murekezi said that the gospel crusade held yesterday was the best opportunity to praise God for having offered Rwandans a good country with good leadership that have brought fame and international honor to the country.
He explained that such deeds are reflected in Rwanda’s credibility, hosting international meetings, sending police personnel and military in peacekeeping missions across the world all of which should be the basis for praising the Almighty.
Murekezi said that thanking God should be valued among the human adding that a person who doesn’t express gratefulness to God fails to protect what God granted to him/her.
“We won’t forget critical conditions of poverty from which God has uplifted us. We are all God’s sheep,” he said.
He commended the partnership of religious leaders and the government in various programs of building the nation and requested to keep the candle burning thus.
“The government requests religious denominations to keep involved in activities contributing to improving the welfare of Rwandans including mobilizing Christians on paying medical insurance, eradicating malnutrition, street children and avoid family conflicts,” he said.
Minister Murekezi also asked church leaders to train Christians on maintain security and adopting government’s programs including Ndi Umunyarwanda among others.
Bishop Alexis Birindabagabo, the leader of Peace Plan said jealousy, illiteracy and bad habits are stopping people from thanking God.
The gospel crusade was also attended by other dignitaries including the Minister of Local Government, Francis Kaboneka; the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Dr Diane Gashumba; the Minister of Sports and Culture, Uwacu Julienne and the Minister in the Office of the presidency, Tugireyezu Venantie.