Bishop Gahima ‘pleads for repentance’ as believers converge at Gahini Hill

Bishop Dr. Manasseh Gahima of Gahini Anglican Diocese has prayed to God to help the hundreds of believers who gathered on Gahini hill for a revival crusade.

He was speaking on Wednesday September 6, at the opening ceremony of a three-day crusade that took place at the Regional Revival Heritage Centre on Gahini hill in Kayonza district. 

Believers who participated in this crusade included bishops, pastors and singers from East Africa and America. The event is expected to include sermons, praise and worship, testimonies on God’s work and special prayer time.

The theme of this crusade is taken from 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.”

In his welcoming remarks, Bishop Gahima said that Gahini hill is home to all Anglican believers in the region as it is considered a source of revival.

The Bishop’s prayer request for this crusade is that no one will go back the same way. He prayed that people would repent from sins such as drug addiction, and witchcraft among other evils and instead become true and holy sacrifices that are pleasant to God.

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.

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. In 2017, Gahini hill was declared a Regional Revival Heritage Centre.

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