On April 21, the Kigali Kollection Committee successfully
collected its goal of 4,018 books for Kigali
in Kigali, Rwanda.
What Is the Kigali Kollection?
In the summer of 2008, Africa New Life Ministries (founded
by Multnomah Biblical Seminary graduate Charles Burgeya) was awarded a grant to
start a Bible training school. Upon hearing the news, a group of Multnomah
students pulled together to create a library for the school-the largest
theological library in Rwanda.
The Kigali Kollection started off with a goal of collecting
2,009 different Bible, theology, and Christian books by graduation day on May
15. The book drive received an overwhelming response, and on March 27, the final
book was recorded. After much prayer and discussion, the committee decided to
double the goal. Now that the new goal of 4,018 has been met, a new goal of
5,000 books will replace it.
Multnomah students are given the following options to
participate in this exciting effort:
Each student donates two books; each faculty donates four (or more).
Kollector: Individuals at different churches who collect book donations.
Recorder: People who look through and catalog the donated books.
Giver: Give $1 at each SWOT chapel; give a one-time offering; or be a
"BOB" giver (Buck-one-book:meaning students give $1 to choose from a selection of
books to donate to the collection.
"Right now we need finances to buy more books and more Portland churches to
collect books from members," Dr. Garry Friesen, a faculty advisor of the
Kigali Kollection Committee said. "God is moving quickly, and we are
just holding on for life and for Rwanda."
Other Write-Ups About
the Kigali Kollection
›› MU blog
›› The Friesen Fortnightly
If you would like to participate or find out more about the
Kigali Kollection, contact Dr. Garry Friesen at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Debbie Chin at email@example.com
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