In 1993 Bishop Nshimiyimana Jean started an indigenous church planting movement in Rwanda with a vision to plant churches in Rwanda and beyond Rwandan borders. He planted a total of 30 churches in 17 years in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo. During this time, his son Emmanuel Ndolimana joined his movement. Over the years they commissioned local missionaries to plant churches and the number of churches grew from 30 to 45 in Rwanda and DR Congo.
In 2011, Pascal Ndagijimana came alongside Emmanuel Ndolimana and Bishop Nshimiyimana's vision and joined them to train and equip local pastors to plant churches in their mission fields. During this time, Pascal became formed a strong bond with Bishop and Emmanuel and their family. In 2013, Pascal and Emmanuel co-planted a church called Rugerero Village Baptist Church in Nombe village located in western Rwanda which eventually planted a sister church in 2017 named Mahoko Church in the same region. Then in 2014, Pascal married Peace, Bishop Nshimiyimana Jean's daughter.
In 2016, Pastor Pascal was invited to attend the Lausanne Movement in Jakarta, Indonesia. During the conference, Pascal learned about the challenges of the global church with one of them being a lack of disciple-making. He met some professors from Wheaton College who shared information about a program that would help equip him to effectively begin a full-time disciple-making ministry. They told him about the M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership program as well as the prestigious Billy Graham Scholarship Program, specifically the International Christian Leader Scholarship. Out of the conference Humura Ministries was birthed and further ignited a passion for Pastor Pascal to make disciples who make disciples in their "Jerusalem" or local communities.
When Pastor Pascal arrived back home in Rwanda in 2016, he started to pray about furthering his education. In 2017, Bishop Nshimiyimana passed the full-time leadership baton onto Pastor Pascal Ndagijimana to carry on his vision for the ministry to plant churches in remote African communities.
In 2018, Pastor Pascal shared his vision for disciple-making with his fellow undergraduate colleagues from Global Theological Seminary in Ginga, Uganda where he earned a B.A. in Bible Theology in 2013. After reconnecting with his classmates, William and Patrick from Uganda, and Robert from Mozambique, they came alongside his vision to train indigenous missionaries to make disciples who propagate new disciples within their local communities. Pastor Pascal applied to Wheaton College and was admitted into the M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership Program and was selected as a Billy Graham International Christian Leader scholar.
On September 15, 2020, Bishop Nshimiyimana passed away and is now in glory with his Savior. Pastor Pascal is honored to continue to fulfill his legacy to impact future generations of Africans and fulfill the great commission.
In December 2020, Pastor Pascal completed his full-time studies at Wheaton College and is eager to continue learning and growing in his leadership role with Humura Mission Agency.
Bishop Jean Nshimiyimana attending an evangelistic outreach in 2016.
First Church Planted by Bishop Jean Nshimiyimana in Rugarama, Rwanda
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