Partnership for Transformation


The following individuals are available on a limited basis for speaking engagements such as Dream Sundays or Africa New Life events. Their lives are powerful testimonies to the effectiveness of child sponsorship, and each are well experienced in sharing their stories in hopes of transforming more lives. We are ready to equip you with resources and work to find a format that works best for your church, whether it is 10 minutes of speaking, a short testimony, an interview with a pastor, or even music!

Suggested gifts in the form of an honorarium or a gift toward education (for our students) are listed below. These gifts are for the direct benefit of the individual, not Africa New Life. We also ask that you consider providing for flights (if needed) as well as host/transportation.

Local Church: $100.00
Out of Area: $200.00
Special Event: $350.00

For more information or to book a speaker, please contact us via the form at the bottom of this page.

Cyusa LionelCyusa Lionel
As a baby, Cyusa lost his father due to the impact of the genocide. His mother did the best she could to provide food, but they lived in poverty. At age 11, Cyusa lost his mother to a heart attack and went to live with his aunt, whose husband was Muslim. But he was soon given the opportunity to attend New Life Christian Academy, and it was there that he saw that God had been fighting for him all along. At the age of 13, Cyusa gave his life to Christ! Now at the age of 21, he is living in the U.S. to attend college, and is studying to be a lawyer with the intent of returning to Rwanda to take part in the development of his country. To watch a recent interview of Cyusa with Willamette Christian Church, click here.

Occasionally, both Pastor Charles and Pastor Fred travel to the U.S. and are available for Dream Sundays as well.


Charles MugishaDr. Charles Mugisha
President and Founder
Recent message from Pastor Charles (#1)
Recent message from Pastor Charles (#2)
Fred KatagwaRev. Fred Isaac Katagwa
Executive Director, Rwanda


Our U.S. staff may also be available to personally assist with Dream Sundays or meet with church leadership.


Alan HotchkissAlan Hotchkiss
Exective Director, U.S.
Portland, OR
Jeremiah SmithJeremiah Smith
Church Partnerships Manager
Jasper, IN
Morgan DunnMorgan Dunn
Development Associate
Austin, TX



Betty KrenekBetty Krenek
Marketing Manager
Houston, TX
Natalie GreenNatalie Green
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Austin, TX
Matt SteinMatt Stein
Director of Development and Marketing
Portland, OR