Bethel Active Youth Ministry (BAYM) seeks to lead Rwandan youth to receive new life by faith in Jesus Christ and have it more abundantly, proclaiming the gospel through sport, planting churches and bringing about change both in their villages and country.
Mission & Goals
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When you give today, you are helping Sawado purchase sport ministry resources and tools like balls, t-shirts and bibles, evangecubes, evangelism and sport resources in Kinyarwanda language, and resources to host trainings for local churches in sport ministry and discipleship.
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Bethel Active Youth Ministry also known as (BAYM) is a local movement of Christians from Rwandan youth communities. We are gathered together regardless of different age groups or various Christian traditions and backgrounds. We are dedicated to serving Jesus and spreading the gospel, multiply the disciples of Jesus Christ and planting churches through sport. Also known as BAYM, we are united in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.
Back when we started in 2010, where we began from God’s calling; the founder Evangelist Sawado NSHIMYIMANA launched a faith-based non-denomination Christian youth movement starting from his own village in the northern province of the country in Gicumbi district.
The main focus was to have many young people in Rwanda get involved in Christian missions. Today, ten years later our main focus is still in the same, but also we have expanded our vision where we are also involved in Church planting, caring for the orphans, street kids, refugees and widows to show them the hope of Jesus.
One of the joys of participating in BAYM is to work with youth and people from many Rwandan Villages eastern African countries with a different and difficult backgrounds. We are currently operating in 3 provinces of the country (Northern and Southern plus Kigali city) and 3 refugees camps (2 camps in Rwanda and church planting 1 at Nakivare refugee camp in Uganda).
Sawado is married to his wife, Jolie, and they have four children.
Where is Rwanda?
12,671,000 (2020 est.)
Only a small percentage of the country is covered in natural forest vegetation. Papyrus swamps are on Rwanda’s eastern frontier and the dense bamboo forests of the Virunga Mountains to the north. There, among the volcanoes, lives Rwanda’s main tourist attraction: the mountain gorilla, protected in Parc National des Volcans. Akagera National Park: Buffalo, zebra, impala, and other range animals, as well as baboons, warthogs, lions, and hippopotamuses.