In September 2011, Bridget crossed the border from Congo to take up a teaching position with New Creation Ministries in Kigali, Rwanda. Here she is responsible for a variety of English courses: general English to adults in the English for Study and Service courses, English to pastors in the Pastors’ Training School and academic English at the Christian Leadership Institute of Rwanda (CLIR). At CLIR, Bridget ensures that the students’ level of English is adequate for studying at degree level.
Rwanda Since the genocide of 1994-95, restoring, restructuring and privatising the economy have been the emphasis of the last decade. The government has made great strides to excise ethnicity from politics and society. It has full freedom of religion, with 89% of the population identifying themselves with Christianity.
Since 1980 she has had a multi-faceted experience of teaching in Africa: teaching missionaries’ children at Rethy Academy and secondary school pupils at Institut Luru, working as a school advisor for the CECA-20 (AIM’s partner church in Zaire/DR Congo) schools in the north-eastern region of Zaire, and latterly preparing secondary school trainee teachers at Institut Supérieur Pédagogique CECA/20 in the newly-named Congo.
Evacuation from Zaire led to teaching in Nairobi, administration in the AIM France office and five years of administration at the International Office in Bristol. This wide experience of AIM ministry provides a suitable backcloth for the added responsibility of serving as AIM Rwanda Unit Leader.
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Partner with Bridget Howard
Bridget teaches English to adults in conjunction with New Creation Ministries in Kigali, Rwanda and is also Unit Leader for Rwanda.
If you would like to partner with Bridget in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.
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Latest prayer points
- 11 January 2019
Bridget will be returning to the UK in March for a final Home Assignment before retiring from missionary service. “I plan to attend a couple of re-entry retreats at the beginning of April for Christian workers returning to the UK after ministry overseas, and for full-time Christian workers preparing for retirement… 2019 will be a time of Home Assignment, i.e. reconnecting with churches and supporters, attending conferences, meeting with mission personnel for debriefing, visiting friends and adjusting to life in the UK. Before I leave I have quite a heavy teaching load to undertake as well as packing up the house and disposing of my belongings. So I would appreciate prayer for stamina and enthusiasm!”
- 19 October 2018
“We are at a guest house on Lake Mahazi, the ‘finger lake’ to the east of Kigali, a quiet place for the annual NCM [New Creation Ministries] staff and leadership weekend retreat. This year the matter for discussion and prayer is rather pressing as the government has recently issued new legislation regarding requirements for anyone who teaches or preaches in a church. These new requirements may have implications for our training programmes and our credentials as a training institution. Please pray for the Executive Committee as they bear the burden of implementing a strategic plan.”
- 10 August 2018
“The news of the moment is that I have decided on my return date to the UK. With the changes of personnel at New Creation Ministries and the re-evaluation of some of the courses, it has been decided to offer the Academic Writing and Research module as the first module for the new 2019 intake and I was asked to teach that course. After talking with various trusted advisors, I have agreed to do so since I seem well-placed to use my experience and knowledge of the student’s needs and problems. It will be an 8-week module from January to early March. So it looks as if I’ll be back in the UK while we are still in Europe before we Brexit! Please pray for me as I complete preparation and teaching of that course and for the three remaining PTS study blocks. I’m still undecided as to how to use my time and if it will be possible to offer adult English courses during the remaining months. Please pray also that we will be able to find a replacement teacher of English.”