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Bishop Amooti

You might have gone along to hear Bishop Nathan Amooti from Rwanda at Huntingdon Methodist Church in May this year. By popular demand, Bishop Nathan will be back in the Circuit — this time in Hilton on Sunday 20th October at 6.00pm.
Do join us for an inspiring evening to hear about his work in restoring Rwanda, and about the partnership he has with Saint Ives based Mission Possible.

About Bishop Nathan Amooti
As a boy, Nathan was a refugee in Uganda and grew up caring for cattle. He was sponsored through college, trained as a teacher and became headmaster at the age of 27 before returning home to Rwanda which his family had fled as tension grew in that country prior to the 1994 genocide.
Nathan was appointed Diocesan Director of Education in Kigali and spearheaded many social action projects in the post genocide years. During this time, Richard Wallis of St. Ives based Mission Possible worked with him building homes for child-headed families (there were so many orphans after the genocide) as well as teaching on forgiveness and reconciliation. In 2006, Nathan founded the Star School near Kigali with Mission Possible UK as their first partner.

Today it is a thriving school with 1000 pupils. During this time, Nathan also became an ordained Anglican minister and planted several churches in the Kigali area. In 2012, he was appointed Bishop of Cyangugu — a remote part of Rwanda with many challenges, including refugees and poverty. Mission Possible continued working with him pioneering many new projects including feeding and clean water projects, and planting churches, including in the large and almost inaccessible Nyungwe tropical forest — the source of both The Nile and The Congo rivers.

Nathan is a delightful engaging visionary person and a wonderful public speaker combining teaching Biblical truths with a sense of humour. (He has been called the 'Singing and Laughing Bishop' as at times he bursts into song as he shares the passions that God has put on his heart followed by infectious laughter). He is an outstanding Christian leader.

Nathan is married to Esther. They have three children. In August Bishop Nathan was appointed Bishop of Kigali which is the capital of Rwanda.

For more information about Mission Possible please visit www.mpuk.org

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