Fixing their eyes away from each other, the two women sat in opposite corners of the room. After Consolata became a widow at a young age, she married her husband’s brother—a village custom in rural Kenya. As the second wife to Sarah, bitterness and resentment grew. While attending a TLAfrica Women’s Empowerment Conference on trauma [...]
At the age of 16, Nkundimana Meschack was addicted to drugs. Born into a non-Christian family, Nkundimana’s mother passed away when he was just six months old. Struggling to gain acceptance from his stepmother, Nkundimana started down a destructive path of drugs and alcohol until an encounter with Jesus changed everything. While working towards a degree [...]
“Come visit me!” she excitedly asked on the phone. After a twenty-minute walk to her rural home in Kora, Rwanda, I found Gloria beaming with joy as she sat down to tell me her testimony. At only 23-years old Gloria felt hopeless. The second of five siblings, her parents could not afford to send her [...]
It was three years ago when Jeanette’s life changed forever. There in the dusty church in her hometown of Karenge Sector, Rwanda, six women formed a group named Tabitha. With an initial investment from TLAfrica, these determined ladies began a booming agriculture business and found spiritual revival for their souls in the process. Now they [...]
In a nation plagued with conflict, she fights a different battle—keeping marriages intact. Kwihangana Hategeka Carine uses her training from the TLAfrica Marriage Enrichment Conferences to minister to couples and their families in the DR Congo. Kwihangana graduated from the three-year program in 2018 and now leads couples and family ministries at the Catholic Church in Goma. Goma [...]
My heart pounding from worry, I pulled the last gift out of the wrinkled bag. It was just enough. In the middle of rural Rwanda, surrounded by a group of women giggling with joy, the power of God showed up and I stood in awe.
Last year 1.7 million people in the DR Congo fled their homes, Jeremy was one of them. Caught up in the violence in his area, Jeremy and his son were kidnapped by a ruthless warlord.
She believed him when he promised he would take care of her. Life was hard, and Mutessi Angelique didn’t have many options. Nine months later and alone with a baby, she struggled to find self-worth in the poverty-stricken Gatsibo District of eastern Rwanda. Born during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, Mutesi’s parents were separated during [...]
Faraja wept and fell to her knees, she didn’t have the strength to go on. As she looked down at the dusty road before her, she came up with a plan to commit suicide.