Over 9,000 believers to converge at “Regional Revival Heritage Centre” on Gahini hill

A total of 9,000 believers from Rwanda and Uganda are expected to attend a three-day crusade to be held at the Regional Revival Heritage Centre on Gahini hill in Kayonza district.

The gathering is expected to take place from September 6 -9.

According to Bishop Dr. Manasseh Gahima, Bishop of Gahini Anglican Diocese, this is a historical gathering with such a huge number of people convening at the hill, which is known to be the spiritual home of the Anglican movement since the early 1930s.

Gahima explained that in addition to miracles that took place at the hill in the past years, there is a hope to experience another revival that pushes people to repent from their sins.

“There is a revelation that people will once again encounter another refreshing revival. I encourage everyone to keep on praying so that people encounter God’s presence during the upcoming crusade,” he noted.

It is believed that the Holy Spirit manifested on the hill of Gahini in 1936, and the historical spiritual movement started then, spreading through Uganda, DR Congo, Burundi and Kenya, through Australia.

Gahini is one of the 13 dioceses of the Anglican Church in Rwanda and is the birthplace of the Anglican Church in the Great Lakes Region.

Back in 2017, Gahini hill was declared a Regional Revival Heritage Centre by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby whose authority as the head of the Anglican Communion was recently rejected during Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) 2023 because of his position in support of same-sex blessing.

This year, all parishes of Gahini diocese have been conducting their annual crusades at their respective places for almost two months and this period will be concluded at Gahini diocese, allowing thousands to gather for prayer, praise and worship. 

The crusade will be conducted with the theme taken from the book of Romans 12:1, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”

Bishop Gahima said after experiencing the works of God to build our diocese among other miracles, it’s time we offer our bodies as true and holy sacrifices that are pleasant to God as well as becoming good citizens who understand the reason for our living.

“The secret to become a good Christian and citizen is to be bound to Christ and let him transform us into good and holy sacrifices. If you become holy, God will bless you and make you a blessing to a nation,” he noted.

Gahima described Gahini hill as Mount Moriah, adding that he expects the manifestation of God’s presence.

The event will feature various speakers who will share the word of God.

About the security concern during the gathering, Gahima said that the diocese is working with security organs to ensure the safety of people.

“We will praise. What shall we render to Him who protected and kept us alive today? We need to kneel down and praise Him alone. Despite what is happening in the world, there are many people who are truly serving the Lord in Truth and Spirit,” he added.

Everyone is encouraged to register on time for security purposes.

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