Loots & Nancy Lambrechts
with Joshua, Lola and Tilly-Tallulah
Loots and Nancy have worked on the Preach The Word (PTW) training course in Rwanda for the last 8 years. This course equips students to read and teach the Bible faithfully and pass it on, and live alongside the students to model applying Biblical truth to daily life.
South Africa officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution’s recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world.
When the Lambrechts family went to Rwanda they had a burden for the church there, that the Bible would be central to its life and teaching.
Loots met Determiné, a local man who shared this same burden. They became friends, met and talked over many months, lamented the situation within the church and decided that they should do something about it. So the Preach The Word training course was born in the context of a country still hurting and recovering from the 1994 genocide and a church that sought to help, but has somehow lost its way. Determiné and Loots are the two facilitators on the course, they focus on equipping the students to handle to word of God responsibly and to pass it on faithfully. They encourage a family feel on the course, with their motto being that it is both training and discipleship together. They are deliberate in living life alongside the students and speaking Biblical truth into their lives. Their ultimate hope and prayer is that Preach The Word will bear fruit within the church of Rwanda by bringing Biblical teaching into sharp focus, so that the church may be built up to maturity in Christ.
One of Preach The Word’s students, Daniel Ledama, commented ‘I can say that PTW is a family where we come and we really learn the word of God, and it is a place where we really get changed by the word of God’.
The Lambrechts are currently handing over Preach the Word (PTW) training course in Kigali, Rwanda, to the local leadership. They are based in South Africa, with Loots returning to Rwanda every couple of months till the end of 2018. They are prayerfully investigating new ministry opportunities in South Africa.
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The Lambrechts are currently handing over Preach the Word (PTW) training course in Kigali, Rwanda, to the local leadership.
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Latest prayer points
- 11 January 2019
Loots & Nancy have now finished their service with AIM, after handing over the Preach The Word training course to local leadership and moving to South Africa. In their final prayer letter, about a final visit to Rwanda before finishing serving with AIM they wrote: “Being in Rwanda brought back so many memories of the lives we once lived there… everything felt so familiar, and our love for our family in Rwanda has not diminished. Even though I knew this was the last ‘official’ trip, what I also hoped very deeply was that this will not be the last time I set foot on the red soil and the green hills of this land. We can never ‘really’ say goodbye. My hope is that Rwanda is part of our future, just a different kind of partnership. Please pray for our future partnership with our Rwandan family from South Africa. Pray that the Lord would sustain, strengthen and provide for the future of Preach The Word Training Course and Gospel Community Church.”
- 7 September 2018
“Loots will be visiting Rwanda this month, in order to attend the PTW annual retreat, where he will be speaking on missions. Loots’ good friend Eddie Lombard, from Christ Church Midrand, will be accompanying him on this trip. Both Loots and Nancy hope to return to Rwanda again in December for Innocent and Marlene’s wedding. At this point the year of ‘phasing out’ will be complete and we will no longer be AIM missionaries. While this is a sad and clear end to a chapter in our lives, we will never lose our passion for missions or for Rwanda, and we hope to continue these partnerships in a different capacity…Please pray for these final trips to Rwanda that they would be a great source of joy and fellowship with our brothers and sisters there. Please pray for the PTW retreat this month; that it will be a wonderful time of fellowship and a great encouragement to those who attend. Continue to pray for the PTW leadership, as they take PTW into the future; that the Lord would equip them with wisdom, help and strength and provide for their needs. Pray for Determine, Daniel, Asnath and Thaddeus, as they train and equip others to take the gospel to Kigali, Rwanda and beyond.”
- 4 May 2018
“The young, zealous church family of Gospel Community Church (GCC) in Kigali was planted just over a year ago, and we praise God for bringing this community of Bible believing Christians together. Nearly a month ago however, GCC was told by the Rwandan government that they could no longer gather in the building where they were meeting. In the last month the government has closed down over 700 churches in Kigali alone and 6300 nationwide. They say this clamp down is because churches have failed to comply with building health and safety standards. The reason given to GCC is that a school hall is not a suitable place for them to meet. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Kigali, that they would not loose heart or become discouraged, but instead would trust the Lord’s purposes and plans. Pray that through affliction and hardship the gospel would continue to thrive amongst them and their communities. Please pray that they would not give up meeting together in small groups and that the Lord would provide another venue for them. Pray for the children who were hearing the gospel week after week in the community where they used to meet. Pray that these children would keep hearing truth and that the seed that has been planted in their lives would not be snatched away. Please also pray for Loots’ upcoming trip to Kigali in the next few weeks. Pray that he would be a great encouragement to the people there.”