Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Urgent Prayer Request

Please pray with us for our new staff that have joined us, 
they need support - prayer and finances.
Julius and Evelyne are missionaries just like us and need to raise their own monthly support. 

We can see that they are God’s pick for Ashes to Worship (ATW), with some training, their skills and experience are exactly what we need to manage and run the school when we are away in Canada and have proven to be great help while we are here in Rwanda. 

Our goal is to have ATW be self sustaining and run by Rwandan people 
with our guidance whether close by or from afar in Canada. 

It will take some work to get everything to that place, 
but they are so willing, and it will be easier because of that.

But they need your prayers and support to meet the needs of their family of 5.

If you feel that God wants you to support this couple who love the Lord and want to serve Him, please contact us.

They are the answer to our prayers, God’s gift to us at ATW Ministries Rwanda.

Praise the Lord!


 JULIUS’ & EVELYNE’S TESTIMONY

We are Julius NDAYISABA and Evelyne IRADUKUNDA, a born again couple who have been married for six years now. We have 03 children namely; Hedva RUGERO IMENA (4 1/2yrs) in Nursery 2, Jayden RUGERO NTWARI (21/2yrs) in Nursery 1 and Elona Riola R. IGANZE (03months). I, Julius was born and raised in Uganda as a Rwandese refugee, where I took my elementary education before I joined the rest of Rwandese youth refugee early 1993 in an armed struggle led by RPF-Inkotanyi, to liberate our motherland from the genocidal regime. Having achieved peace and stability of my country, I resigned from the military and went back to School in 1997after 4 yrs of service in the Rwandese Army. In high School, I received Jesus as my lord & savior which marked the beginning of my call in ministry. Together with my faithful colleagues, we pioneered a students’ fellowship service that revived our high school (Lycee de Kigali) until today.
Amidst the revival at the High school, God spoke to me about my future calling as to how the fields are plenty of harvest, but harvestors but few. In 2000, He led me and provided tuition to study in YWAM-DTS as well YWAM International Community Development School (IFCD) from where He confirmed His calling on my life. I even staffed the 2001 DTS but I thought I wasn’t yet ready to fully respond to the calling. I later joined University of Rwanda where I earned a Bachelor degree of Science with Education in 2005 and got hired as a science teacher for 2 yrs but later moved into different jobs with local NGOs & International NGOs in different capacities. I got privileged to serve communities both at grass root levels and senior levels and I have a varied experience in conceiving and implementing rural development projects targeting the poorest and the most vulnerable groups, involving local churches and Faith Based Organizations. This experience is blended with administrative skills.
As for Evelyne, she is a Burundian native, born and raised in Burundi, in a family of 4 children and acquired Rwandan nationality by marriage. She got orphaned soon after her father - a Burundian military Colonel died early 2000, as a result of Burundian civil wars. She got saved in high school in her teenage, and preached both at school & neighborhood to bring many souls to the Lord. She later graduated as a social worker from Hope Africa University with a Bachelor degree in Psychology. Parallel to her University studies, Evelyne had a life calling as full time minister and served as a Sunday school teacher in her local church (Eglise Vivante de Jabe-Bujumbura), passionate at discipling teens and developing their talents during holiday youth camps. She further worked as a school administrator 2012 soon after her YWAM DTS and this developed her administrative skills. As of recent, she has been running her own clothing shop in Kigali.
Our call to Ashes To Worship came at a time when God had prepared us in a way that we had no objection to go for Him. After God closed some doors and stopped both of us from committing our time in different jobs late 2015, he asked to pray and seek him for further guidance. Indeed we started praying but we didn’t know what would be the next. God asked us to surrender everything for Him, live the rest of lives for Him and to depend on Him alone. We said yes Lord in total obedience and in recognition to His existing call on our lives, but we never knew the details of when, where, what, with who, and how. God was pointing at the East but still we could not figure out what to do for almost 06 months. All of a sudden the wise men (Peter & Diane) from the east of Rwanda approached us with a message that they have been praying for a faithful Rwandese couple to work with and that God led them to talk to us if we might be willing to. We eventually realized that God was speaking to us very clearly and in the right timing when we were waiting for his further direction. Then we took some time pray and explore every pros and cons of the proposed opportunity for ministry and God confirmed it to us through a prophesy at our local church. God further confirmed the move by providing us a free accommodation after a time prayer and struggle as to where we will live for long term in the community. This house came as a 2 yr rent free donation to us from a local woman whom God asked to give her house free of rent to any missionary that might need to use it for God’s purposes.
Both of us therefore are excited to join the existing team at ATW in east of Rwanda (Nyagatare) and passionate about serving the poor and the vulnerable young women and men. We have not only come to ATW with a testimony of how true God can fulfill His promises but also with blend of skills that will further the growth of the ministry. With experience in teaching and implementing faith based development projects where we have facilitated adult learning sessions, participated in discipleship programs, held counselling sessions with vulnerable communities, developed project reports, and handled administrative matters, our potentials have been stretched to contribute a lot in ATW sewing school and sponsorship program. Evelyne’s marketing skills gained during her cloth selling business coupled with sewing skills as she’s currently undergoing training with Diane, are also great assets to increase sales of ATW products in store. Kindly pray with us for God’s grace to be on us and be able to meet our on monthly living costs. If you would like to support them please contact us.
God bless you!
Julius & Evelyne.

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