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Today, June 05, 2022, new young boys and girls from the Anglican Church of Rwanda, Hanika Parish integrated the “Boys and Girls Brigade”. The ceremony took place at the Parish Headquarters, Nyanza, Southern Province.

The ceremony was enhanced by the Presence of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Jered KALIMBA, Bishop of Shyogwe Diocese, the Senior Leaders of Boys and Girls Brigade at national and regional levels, the Archdeacon of Hanika, Pastors, the Anglican Church fellows and other Christians from all over the Diocese.

Boys Brigade is a voluntary international interdenominational Christian organization founded on two pillars: Religion and Discipline. Boys Brigade trains boys to become physically, socially, educationally, spiritually and morally fit. It is a movement of boys from the age of six and above. The object of Boys’ Brigade is the advancement of Christ’s kingdom among boys and the promotion of obedience, reverence, discipline, self-control and all that tend towards a true Christian manliness.

Concerning Girls ‘Brigade, it is an international non-denominational organization founded by the Sunday School Union in United Kingdom in the year 1893. It was formed with two pillars; Bible Study and Physical Training. The objective of Girls ‘Brigade is to help girls become followers of our Lord Jesus Christ through reverence, self-control and sense of responsibility to find the enlistment of life. In the Anglican Church of Rwanda, Boys and Girls Brigade make one unit.

The message that was delivered by The Rt. Rev. Dr. Jered KALIMBA, Bishop of Shyogwe Diocese was based on the meaning of the Pentecost day. The Bishop congratulated also the new members of Boys and Girls Brigade of Hanika Parish and exhorted them to be more attached to God and to their church. The Bishop also urged Hanika Parish leaders to be close to families and young people in particular. He also expressed his will to see Boys and Girls Brigade expending all over the Diocese.

Here below are some today’s pictures: B8B7B6B5B4B3B2B1

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