|Dan & Rachel Janzen|
|Serving through Leadership Training in Rwanda|
Dan and Rachel Janzen are planning to partner with New Creation Ministries in Kigali, Rwanda, training Rwandan pastors to effectively teach and lead their congregations to greater spiritual depth.
Nearly 90 percent of pastors in Rwanda have no education beyond 6th grade and few have any Biblical training. As a result, the Rwandan church has been described as being a "mile wide and an inch deep." The Janzens plan to use their gifting to assist pastors in clearly understanding the Bible's message in order to communicate it to their congregations in ways that will facilitate spiritual growth.
The Janzens envision East Africa filled with spiritually mature pastors who lead effective churches that are growing in the Lord and reaching out to transform their communities. They are eager to pour themselves into a small group of people and together with the Rwandans grow in their understanding and in their ministries to the Rwandan people.
Birthdays: Dan (8/7); Rachel (9/16)
Children: Drew (5/16); Alex (3/14)
Education: Dan B.A. in Christian ministry and biblical studies, 1998, Wheaton College, Illinois; M.Div., 2004, Denver Seminary, Littleton, Colorado Rachel B.S. in environmental science, 1998, Wheaton College
Appointed: June 2009
Home Church: Calvary Baptist Church, Wickenburg, Arizona
The People: Pastors in Rwanda and surrounding countries.
Previous Ministry Experience: Dan: Short-term trips to Honduras and Dominican Republic. Three-month trip to Guinea through WorldVenture in 2004. Rachel: Six-month college internship in Ghana, three-month trip to Guinea in 2004, and short-term trip to Dominican Republic.
Prayer Focus: Please pray for a strengthened faith in God's provision, energy, focus, and both spiritual and physical health for their family.