This month, Rwandans by the tens of thousands in hundreds of churches around the East African nation are taking part in Forty Days of Purpose, a campaign Saddleback Church's Rick Warren kicked off with 19,000 people in Kigali on Sunday, March 30.
Forty Days of Purpose, a discipleship and evangelism program, has been featured in thousands of North American churches. It's tied to Warren's global best-seller, The Purpose Driven Life. There have been city-wide campaigns before, but this is the first time a nation, including its president and other top leaders, has taken part in the program.
In 2005 Warren announced his global PEACE plan, which in its current formulation stands for: Promoting reconciliation, Equipping servant leaders, Assisting the poor, Caring for the sick, and Educating the next generation. The Forty Days of Purpose program is to correspond with church-based PEACE-plan projects in Rwanda.
On Sunday, traditional Rwandan music, dance, and bunting ...1