Wednesday, February 08, 2012

U.S. delegate to Kibungo consecration has deep affection for Rwandan people

Cookie Richardson will represent South Carolina parish at consecration of new bishop

The Rev. Emmanuel Ntazinda will be consecrated and installed as the new Bishop of the Kibungo Diocese of the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda in a service on February 12. Ntazinda succeeds retiring Bishop Josias Sendegeya.

Cookie Richardson, a lay member of Church of the Apostles in Columbia, South Carolina, will be in attendance as the delegate from her parish. Mrs. Richardson and her husband Rich have made several trips to Rwanda over the last six years and enjoy a close friendship with Bishop Sendegeya and his wife Dorothee.

Being among the people of Rwanda is an experience which always inspires Cookie Richardson. “Many people from [Church of the Apostles] have developed deep relationships with the Rwandese,” Mrs. Richardson said. “No matter what one puts into a trip to Rwanda, you take back more than you could ever imagine. The Rwandese have much love and joy to give, and they demonstrate it through their Christian witness in singing, dance, and hospitality. They truly believe Scripture to be God-inspired, for instruction in righteousness and for conviction, that we are to glorify God, and live for him through his love and by his Holy Spirit.” Keep reading.

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