After the first marriage seminar in Ruhanga, we went for the next four days with Archbishop Emmanuel #Kolini and Rev Dr Tim Smith to speak on marriage at the Kibungo Diocesan Annual Conference involving 1200 participants. Kibungo, where we were previously in May is in Eastern Rwanda near the Tanzanian border. Click to view some Kibungo Convention photos.
It was a privilege to be teaching along with other great speakers like Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini, Rev Dr Tim Smith of Alabama, Bishop Assiel of Kigeme, Bishop Nathan of Butare, Bishop John Ruchayana, and Rev Dr Antoine, Principal of the Kigali Theological Seminary. Drawing on our new book For Better, For Worse), the Hirds taught on forgiveness and the five languages of apology in one’s marriage , based on Gary Chapman’s amazing book.
Click to see more Kibungo Convention photos, other photos, and yet more photos. The Sunday closing service of the Kibungo Convention was particularly memorable.
Here are some of the videos from the Kibungo Convention:
Click to watch the opening procession of the Kibungo Convention.
Click to watch the Kibungo Choir celebrating in song and dance at the opening indoor service.
Click to see another opening choir on the first night of the Convention.
Click to view yet another great Kibungo choir on the opening night.
Click to watch a delightful singing and dance group from Shyira at the Eastern #Rwandan Kibungo Convention
Click to see a glimpse of the joy and dancing at the Kibungo Convention in Eastern Rwanda near Tanzania.
Click to see dancing to the Lord, like King David did, at the four day Kibungo convention in eastern #Rwanda, where Janice P Hird and I taught on marriage, based on our new book For Better, For Worse.
Click to see singing from one’s whole heart at the Kibungo Convention.
The dancing in the dust was stunning.
A mighty crowd responded to Bishop Emmanuel’s altar call
Click to view a rhythmic choir at the Kibungo Convention
Click to see the dancers honouring the Lord of the Dance, Jesus Christ.
Click to see more singing from a rhythmic choir
Click to see the Sunday morning procession at the Kibungo Convention.
Click to see Rev Dr Tim Smith pray for those who came forward at the Sunday morning altar call at the Kibungo Convention.
Click to view the Fathers Union being commissioned at the Kibungo Convention.
Click to view the Mothers Union being commissioned at the Kibungo Convention.
May 21, 2022 at 11:02 am
Reblogged this on Edhird's Blog and commented:
Our 45th wedding anniversary today (May 21st 2022) reminds me of our passion we have for strengthening marriages throughout the world, including Rwanda.