About Narrow Road Ministries
It began in 2002 when we both volunteered at newly opened and poorly equipped orphanage outside of Kigali for 100 street or orphaned boys. We felt called to minister to the orphans of the civil war to hopefully prevent them from becoming another army seeking revenge and committing another genocide.
In 2004 we began to help the older boys from the same orphanage that had either gone back to the streets or were too old to remain at the orphanage and had not received enough life skills to sustain themselves. So we started a transition house for 15 young men and put them through job training for two years. We then worked with a second group of teenage boys, they were either in primary, secondary or trade school. Our goal was for them to become self sustaining and contributing members of society who are also a positive influence on other youth.
In 2005 we started a small sewing school as 1 donor gave us 6 sewing machines. We allowed widows with young children to attend the school for free and hope they will be able to start their own business after completing the programs. We also assisted some of them with school fees and food as they are trying to become self sufficient. That same year we also started to assist widow’s families where the mother was either HIV positive or mentally traumatized from the Genocide and they could not work or go to school. We provided for all of their needs as a mercy ministry.
We continue to support single mother or widowed families to assist them to stay together and send their children to school. We also support vulnerable children with assistance in paying their school fees and we are hoping to re open a Transition house for street boys and youth.
We own property and are building a complex that will include a guest house, residences, community center and our head offices. Our goal is to become self sufficient and improve the standard of living for the families and orphans we assist. For more information see our projects and programs page on this site.
Please consider joining with us as the journey continues…
2 Peter 3: 11b – 12a
“What kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.”
Rwanda, in east-central Africa, is surrounded by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi. It is slightly smaller than the state of Maryland. Steep mountains and deep valleys cover most of the country. Lake Kivu in the northwest, at an altitude of 4,829 ft (1,472 m), is the highest lake in Africa. Extending north of it are the Virunga Mountains, which include the volcano Karisimbi (14,187 ft; 4,324 m), Rwanda’s highest point. With a population of 10 million people, Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa. It has gone through several Genocides since the 1950′s the largest being in 1994 when almost 1 million people were killed in 100 days. It was first colonized by the Germans and then by Belgium. It has three official languages, Kinyarwanda, French, and English. It is mainly an agricultural based country with the main products being coffee and tea. It is also known for its mountain Gorilla’s that Diane Fossey worked with and they are its main tourist attraction.