Guest preachers at 2023 Africa Ignite Connection conference have emphasised the need for every Christian to be connected to their true source of strength on their journey of salvation.
The week-long conference was held as a cessation of 40 days of prayer and fasting at CityLight Foursquare Gospel Church of Rwanda, under the theme ‘Strength for the Journey,’ with a reference in a book of Philippians 4:13.
Africa Ignite Connection Conference was held in Kigali from 28 August to 3 September 2023.
During a service that concluded the conference on September 3, Bishop Dr. Fidele Masengo, the Senior Pastor of CityLight Foursquare Gospel Church of Rwanda, utilised the moment to express gratitude for those who served tirelessly at the conference.
Masengo went ahead to recognise guest preachers who graced the conference; servants who included Apostle Dr. Aloys Rutivi from Kenya, Pastor Daniel Mgogo from Tanzania, Bishop John Kamanzi who represented Foursquare church of Uganda, Jean Baptiste from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a team from the United States of America.
The congregation was indeed blessed to have learnt from these experienced speakers as they shared the word of God in line with a variety of topics such as marriage, leadership, evangelism and intercession.
The church presented gifts and certificates to these anointed and blessed guest preachers in recognition of their outstanding work in blessing the congregation with the wise word of God.
In the same spirit, members of the CityLight Foursquare Gospel church of Rwanda were recognised for the excellent service they provided to the guests and the smooth running of the conference.
These included pastors, coordination and media teams, departments, deacons, technicians, protocols, interpreters, worship teams among others.
Messages from guest pastors
Bishop Rutivi provided a reference in Romans 14:23, urging Christians to act with unwavering faith, noting that where there is faith, doubt cannot coexist.
Pastor Mgogo focused his message on salvation and quoted Mathew 11:1-6, “anyone who accepts Jesus Christ is born again and his life is transformed.”
Bishop Kamanzi stressed that pastors should not shy away from engaging in business for the benefits of their families, as it is easier to maintain the authenticity of the Gospel when they are financially stable.
In addition, guests at the conference were able to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi where they paid tribute to the over 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi who are interred at this memorial. They also gained insight into the history of Rwanda and the ongoing journey of reconciliation as a means of national rejuvenation.