Disrespected, but now befriended

Sister Nzigire is the mother of five children whose life changed when the church brought Bridge to Reading to her village. “A lady used to let her goats in my field where they destroyed my crops.  One day she saw me with my Bible, an exercise book, and a pen.  She was surprised and declared […]

Couldn’t help her children with school work

Yvonne is a young mother in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.  When she was a girl her parents sent her to school for just two years.  Then she stopped to take care of her younger sisters and brothers.  Yvonne married Rutikanga, a pastor who became a Bridge to Reading trainer.  They had six children when […]

First a Bible student, now a pastor

Matayo’s father died when he was just a nine year old child.  From then on he and his mother lived alone.  In 2010 Matthieu went to the Mujumba, DRC  literacy center where he studied for three years.  He then went to the Imani Bible school.  Today he is Pastor Matayo (Matthew) of the Sinai ka […]

From learner to tutor

Furahisha, in the eastern DRC,  was married to a man who studied; but she was not able to either read or to write.  When the literacy ministry was implanted here; she said that she’d have to ask advice from the pastor about it. The pastor invited her husband to agree that his wife could learn […]

Learn or be left alone

In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Neema said: “When I didn’t know how to read and write, my husband did not respect me.  He couldn’t give me money to buy something in the market and he said that a wife who doesn’t know how to read and write is not smart.  He said he […]