Kado had tried to change his lifestyle of drugs, womanising and crime, but he could not. He thought of suicide. When he unexpectedly met a man seeking to win and disciple others for Christ, Kado found he could be a different man after all. “Multiply our lives” is one of the prayer points of Pray2020. 

Homeless, with no family but his fellow drug and alcohol abusers, Kado was a fugitive from the police in Rwanda and Uganda. At 15, he became the youngest member of a gang, committing serious crimes and terrorizing communities. When the police finally apprehended the gang, Kado’s young age saved him from being arrested.

Kado later related,“…they came searching for me and went past me because I was very young, and no one could have thought such a young person would commit such serious crimes.”

After escaping arrest, Kado skipped the border to Uganda, where he continued to lead the same lifestyle of drugs, womanising and crime. His luck almost ran out when the police raided his hideout just after he had left to procure drugs for the older gang members. This was a cue for him to return to Rwanda, as he feared imprisonment in a foreign land. 

Kado using the Four Spiritual Laws booklet to reach others.

Kado later related,“…they came searching for me and went past me because I was very young, and no one could have thought such a young person would commit such serious crimes.”

After escaping arrest, Kado skipped the border to Uganda, where he continued to lead the same lifestyle of drugs, womanising and crime. His luck almost ran out when the police raided his hideout just after he had left to procure drugs for the older gang members. This was a cue for him to return to Rwanda, as he feared imprisonment in a foreign land. 

After this incident, Kado lived in a town where he was unknown, trying to clean up his life, but his efforts were fruitless. “I lost control more and more often. I became totally hopeless and felt like I didn’t deserve to be around people,” Kado said. He contemplated committing suicide as a way of ending his misery.

One Friday night, Kado got acquainted with a woman of questionable character and took her home. He realized that there was no food in the house when they arrived. On his way to buy some food, he met Pastor Nzabirinda, who had been trained by Campus Crusade for Christ Rwanda. The pastor was in the midst of implementing the Campus Crusade ministry plan called DEEPLife, which encourages every Christian to go and disciple five people. He handed Kado a Four Spiritual Laws booklet.

Using his phone light, Kado read through the booklet several times and made the prayer to receive Christ before he got home. The woman he had left waiting was startled to hear Kado preach to her using the Four Spiritual Laws as they had their food. After the meal, Kado dismissed her, apologising that he could not indulge in sin because Christ was now his Lord.

Two years have passed, and Kado continues to lead a new life. Pastor Nzabirinda has walked with Kado and seen him grow to become a trusted fellow worker. Kado continues to use the Four Spiritual Laws to reach others. His first five disciples now have their own five disciples.

“I want the gospel to get to those who haven’t met Jesus yet,” Kado said. “I will go and find those I know and send those I have already brought to bring more.”

by Gail Solole