Kagame emphasized that the path to development involves choices, actions, and faith. He underscored the convergence of faith, religion, and politics in serving people and nation-building, urging individuals to draw strength from their beliefs in making decisions that are best for them.
The President asserted the principle of equality before God and stressed that Rwandans must determine their nation’s future themselves. Reflecting on past challenges, Kagame highlighted the importance of self-reliance and making independent decisions.
Encouraging leaders to collaborate and make informed choices, Kagame emphasized the values of peace, strength, hard work, and mutual respect. Lambert Bariho, an RFL member, expressed gratitude for Rwanda’s transformation over the past 30 years, citing achievements in maternal and child health, socioeconomic development, security, and disaster response.
Reverend Goodwill Shana, delivering the sermon, emphasized servant leadership and lamented the prevalence of self-promotion in global leadership. Drawing inspiration from the biblical story of King David, Shana highlighted the characteristics of great leaders, focusing on attitude, aptitude, attention, accountability, adaptability, and availability.
Shana called for leaders who prioritize service to humanity, seeking forgiveness and promoting transformation. The RLF, which organizes the annual National Prayer Breakfast, holds monthly fellowships to foster prayer and reflection, aiming to enhance governance across various sectors.