Back in March in Kigali, Rwanda, lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist Church during the morning service.
Unfortunately, the Church, like many others in Rwanda, did not have lightning conductors and 16 people were killed, with a further 140 injured.
Lightning strikes resulting in fatalities and injuries are common in Rwanda. In 2016, 30 people were killed and 61 injured in lightning strikes (as recorded by Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management).
As a result of the frequent lightning strikes that take place in Rwanda, the Rwandan Government have been closing down Churches throughout the country, who do not have lightning conductors installed.
Our partner church, St. Peter’s Kabahire, in Rwanda, did not have the money to fund the procurement of the lightning conductors and was subsequently faced with closure. We are delighted to announce that we have been able to send the money to Kabahire to fund this project. The lightning conductors have now been installed and the Church is able to remain open.
Mission Possible have expressed their thanks to St. Peter’s for supporting this mini programme.