AATEEA 5 th Quadrennial Conference at Kigali
AATEEA is an abbreviation of All Africa Theological Education by Extension Association which we are a part of as CFD, Duhugurane Program in particular. On its 5 th quadrennial conference which had taken place at Isano centre, Kigali, Rwanda from 23 rd to 29 th October 2022, the Presbyterian Church in Rwanda (EPR) was a hosting church. The gathering grasped both conference and general meeting with the theme: Hope Renewed: “Waiting upon Lord in the New Normal.” Isaiah 40:31. The conference was attended in both visual (zoom) and physical manner where 53
participants were at Kigali from different countries like: Kenya, Ethiopia, Switzerland, Zambia, Ghana, South Sudan,Mozambique, United Kingdom, Mauritius, Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Botswana,Sierra Leone, Gambia and Rwanda.
EPR President Rev. Dr. Pascal Bataringaya officially opened the conference on 23 rd October, 2022. He insisted on Act 3:6 “Then Peter said, silver and gold have I none, but such as I have I give you, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” that the lament person with disability was healed in both physical and social ways. Our task today are praising and healing by including others in order to overcome discrimination. Jesus is a life giver,
healer and restorer, let us walk under his power and light, and let’s use our effort and talents for his glory.