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Nine Students Baptized at Rwamagana Campus as week of prayer concludes

Nine Students Baptized at Rwamagana Campus as week of prayer concludes

Rwamagana Campus bid farewell to its Week of Prayer, which started from 16 th to 23 rd March
2024 on a profound note as nine students, including one from Liberia, made a profound
commitment to their faith by getting baptized.
Throughout the week, the campus resonated with prayers, reflections, and spiritual discussions,
fostering an atmosphere of introspection and community. Students from diverse backgrounds
came together to explore their faith and strengthen their bonds with one another.
As the week drew to a close, the culmination came with the baptism ceremony, held at
Rwamagana campus. Friends, faculty, and well-wishers gathered to witness the pivotal moment
in the lives of their peers.
"Baptism is not just a symbolic act but a profound commitment to one's faith and spiritual
journey. It's a step towards renewal and a deeper connection with the divine;” said the campus
chaplain, Mr Dushime Peter Emmerson.
Among the nine students who chose to be baptized, one stood out—the Liberian student,
whose journey to UNILAK Rwamagana Campus and subsequent decision to embrace baptism
showcased the universality of spiritual seeking. Reflecting on his decision, the student,
expressed gratitude for the supportive community at Rwamagana Campus.
"I have found a second home here," said Mr. Karn GBEAKER. "The acceptance and warmth I've
received from my peers and mentors have been overwhelming. Today's baptism marks a
significant milestone in my spiritual journey, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share it
with such wonderful people.”
The baptisms marked the culmination of a spiritually enriching Week of Prayer, where students
engaged in reflective worship, prayer, and community building.
The campus chaplain expressed gratitude for the spiritual growth witnessed throughout the
week, emphasizing the importance of faith in the lives of students.