Partners in Ministry
Faith Missions directly supports Rwandan and Ugandan locals who are fully invested and dedicated to their local communities and economies. We are honored to love and walk beside these faithful followers of Christ.
Bishop Geoffrey and Mary living and working in Uganda
Bishop Geoffrey Rwubusisi was born and educated in Uganda, East Africa. He has served the Church for over 53 years on four continents, in various languages, and in numerous capacities as a pastor, a vicar, and an evangelist. In 2001, he was called to become the Bishop of the Cyangugu Diocese in the Anglican Church in Rwanda. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda left behind a shattered nation in desperate need of hope, healing and forgiveness. Bishop Geoffrey’s vision was to see the people of Rwanda restored, having the grace and love of Christ poured over them. Working alongside church leaders and government officials, both he and his wife, Mary, worked tirelessly in various ministries helping the people of Rwanda rebuild their lives and their nation. In his passion for the youth of Rwanda, he created a special leadership camp whereby Rwandan youth came from all across Rwanda to learn about servant leadership, purity, forgiveness and reconciliation. The fruits of this labor of love can be seen today, as many of these young people have gone on to become transformational leaders in their own communities throughout Rwanda.
In 2011, Bishop Geoffrey and Mary retired to their home in Kamwenge, Uganda. But their love for the Lord and their passion for others to know the Lord has never stopped. In his retirement, Bishop Geoffrey continues to support the Anglican Church in Uganda and Rwanda in various roles. He is actively continuing to preach the gospel in Africa and around the world. For years, he has been instrumental in training and mentoring pastors.
In their community, he and Mary lead the Project Porridge ministry and oversee the day-to-day operations of Prince of Peace Nursery and Primary School which is located on their property. As a father of five and grandfather to thirteen, Bishop knows the special role parents, and especially fathers, play in a child’s life. He continues to pour into the lives of men by teaching and encouraging them to be followers of Christ, committed husbands, and strong, caring fathers.
We are honored and blessed to have this faithful man of God part of Faith Missions ministries.
Mary Rwubusisi was born in Rwanda, East Africa and grew up as a refugee in neighboring Uganda where she received her education and met her husband, Geoffrey Rwubusisi. In 2001, Geoffrey was called to become the Bishop of the Cyangugu Diocese in the Anglican Church of Rwanda. Upon returning to Rwanda, Mary immediately noticed the tragic plight of the women of Rwanda. The 1994 genocide had left behind millions of women who had experienced unimaginable horror and pain, many left alone to fend for themselves and their children. A broken heart prompted Mary to begin what has become a lifelong ministry of helping women find healing and hope.
Over the years in Rwanda, Mary organized and worked alongside others to establish various ministries for widows and single mothers. From making soap to trauma counseling, her efforts to move people toward healing and wholeness have always encompassed every aspect of life; physical, emotional, and spiritual.
In 2007, Mary started a nutrition program called Project Porridge. The primary goal was to teach mothers how to provide better nutrition for their families, but it went beyond that to include a demonstration garden and a microfinance program. The results were astounding, and Project Porridge continues to be a thriving, self-sustaining ministry in Rwanda.
In 2011, upon retiring to Kamwenge, Uganda, Mary replicated Project Porridge to address similar needs of families in their area. She began by inviting the women and children to their home, cultivating friendships and providing porridge. This later led to establishing a school on their property called Prince of Peace Nursery School which feeds and educates 120 children. In addition, Mary and Bishop Geoffrey provide training in various aspects of childcare and parenting, allowing for increased opportunities for spiritual guidance and fellowship with local families.
In addition to being a mother and grandmother to her own children, Mary has helped dozens of orphaned children over several decades. Many have been raised in her care and lovingly call her “Mom” in Rwanda and Uganda. Mary also serves as a Canon in the Anglican Diocese of East Rwenzori in Uganda and holds the same role in the Cyangugu Diocese in Rwanda. With her background in trauma counseling, she has organized several women’s conferences focusing on healing and wholeness. Mary has selflessly devoted her life to hundreds of women and children in Rwanda and Uganda and she is an inspiration to everyone who is blessed to know her.
Charles & Juliet
Living and working in Rwanda
Living and working in Rwanda