Liberty University students spend spring break helping Rwandans
The Republic of Rwanda in Africa is a 96.9 percent Christian country, according to the U.S. State Department. As a result, it makes sense that students from the world’s largest Christian university would take time out of their schedules to help Rwandans in need.
Liberty University’s website recently reported that five students used money that was raised through the institution’s Restore Rwanda campaign to build a school in the country. For these individuals, this was not their first trip to the African nation. In 2011, a group of 19 students participated in a 10-day mission trip to counsel victims and perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. During this infamous event, roughly 800,000 Rwandans lost their lives over a period of 100 days.
Students from the Virginia-based school who first visited the country in 2011 recognized the need for a campaign like Restore Rwanda after witnessing the poor conditions people had to live in.
“We wanted to have a viral campaign across the internet with our friends and our family that started from here in Lynchburg, [Virginia], that would change the destiny of some kids in Rwanda whose fathers and families were affected by this tragic event,” said Johnnie Moore, a campus pastor, as quoted by the website.