Christian Ministry – Other
Education and/or Training
Brenda Uwubuntu is a fundraising training consultant in Rwanda.
When did you trust Christ?
I became a Christian in 2005 through the influence of my parents, but only after I had not succeeded in my ordinary level national exams for school. I hated to fail, but I did. During that season of despair and feeling of inadequacy, I gave my life to Christ.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
My parents and local church helped disciple me; they have been an integral part of my Christian walk. Being paralyzed and bedridden for three years drew me into an intimate relationship with God. God healed me. He then called me to grow and impact whatever community He positions me in to serve Him.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
I would like to connect with Christian knowledgeable leaders who bear the same calling. I will learn from their experiences and diversity and share the knowledge back home with fellow leaders. We will pray, encourage, and practically support each other in order to grow the impact of Jesus’ work on the earth.
What is your ministry?
I am a fundraising training consultant. I work with several ministries in sub-Saharan Africa. I assist and encourage them to grow their local support base. My vision is to see these ministries thrive and become financially sustainable and to proclaim Christ, long-term.
What are your past leadership roles?
As a minister to children and teens, the responsibility challenges and empowers me to study and apply the word of God in faith and be a key role model to these youngsters. As a Christian fundraising consultant and resource mobiliser, the role challenges me to trust God completely. I have understood that God has not called me to perfectionism, but to His service in trust and obedience. It equally challenges me to Think big, pray big, and believe big!
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
My ministry involves the media, which means the transformation of millions of lives – millions! So many media ministries in sub-Saharan Africa have a great vision to do powerful things for the Lord. They face one major adversary – lack of finances to press forward in service. This is where I am called to step in and assist by walking alongside struggling ministries. I encourage them to rise up and raise friends and funds in their local context toward sustainability. I also need friends and co-workers, who will invest, support, and walk alongside me, as I walk alongside others.