Thursday, April 5, 2012


Dear CCR Family and Friends,

This weekend is one of great paradox for all. For Rwanda it particular it is a weekend commemorating the 18th year after the Genocide. Christ’s Church in Rwanda (CCR) hopes our services this weekend can be ones of remembrance, healing, and hope.

We will celebrate our Good Friday service this Friday, 6 April at 7:00 p.m. On this day in history the hopes of man were lost. Jesus of Nazareth had walked the earth for 33 years. He had taught and healed for 3 years. He proclaimed His kingdom was near. Judea was living under an oppressive occupying foreign enemy. Jesus had entered Jerusalem as King. Hope for a restoration of the kingdom of Judah was eminent. Yet within just a few days, the crowd turned on him, he was falsely accused, and brutally executed. Hope seemed lost.

Our days during the Week of Mourning bring much the same emotions. These emotions are the emotions of God himself. Loss, suffering, and death are not His intent. Our humanity needs to grief. You are welcome to join us this Good Friday in grief.

Yet, grief is not eternal. Jesus proclaimed that the tomb could never contain His and our future. On Sunday, 8 April we will celebrate Easter Sunday at CCR. We will have 2 services at 9:30 and 11:30 with a break for coffee and te

a at 11:00. We will remember that Jesus of Nazareth rose from the dead. There were over 500 witnesses to this historic event.

Our hope as we remember the past is in a future Resurrection. We hope you

can join us

Pastor Dave

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