BTP Partner, is in the Seattle area.
Born in 1974 to Rwandese parents in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Christophe was the first of seven children. At age twelve, he quit school to help his parents survive the difficulties of living in exile. In the violence following the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 which killed about one million people, Christophe lost his father and several other family members. Returning to Rwanda in 1995, he was shaken by the effects of the genocide, and after hearing many of the shocking stories, he became Christian in 1998. In Rwanda he continued his studies and earned a college degree. With a bright financial future ahead, Christophe couldn’t forget the atrocities and wounds that his nation had endured. God compelled him to begin a ministry of reconciliation and forgiveness, CARSA,* to promote the healing process for those left behind. In addition, to ensure that the next generation of Rwandans will live a different future, he has begun the nationwide High-5 Initiative to bring biblical character values to children, helping them to choose peace and hope over war and despair. Christophe lives in Kigali with his wife Diane and four children.
Open Dialogue on the Healing of a Nation
with Christophe Mbonyingabo of Rwanda
You are invited to interact with Christophe in an intimate setting and to learn about Rwanda’s past, present and future. Come and be inspired by God’s work in and through this courageous young man.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 4:00 pm to 5:30pm
Campbell Nelson Nissan/Volkswagen 24329 Hwy 99, Edmonds, WA 98026
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 3:00pm to 4:30pm
One Accord 1018 Market Street Kirkland, WA 98033
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Bickford Ford 3100 Bickford Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Thank you to PinkaBella Cupcakes for providing the refreshments for these gatherings
Foundation for International Services, Inc. 505 – 5th Ave S, Ste. 101, Edmonds, WA 98020
Call (425) 775-3362 for more information
* CARSA – Christian Action for Reconciliation & Social Assistance, a Rwandan Christian non-profit organization, was created to promote healing, forgiveness and reconciliation around the world. It also seeks to address the social needs of the families and communities it serves, fostering cooperation and collaboration with other institutions working for these same causes.