Let’s Do Something Now
Let’s Do Something Now is United States based 501c (Non-Profit) registered organization that has started the work in Rwanda. At this stage Hagari Rwanda is the only place it supports, but we know that the need is great so we are always open to seeing how God moves in the future.
What is Let’s Do Something Now?
“Do Something.” is an initiative. It is a plea for believers across this world to allow God to awaken them to His love for His children and His broken heart for the lost, oppressed, broken, orphaned, widowed, and “the least of these.” “Do Something.” is a push for us to step out of our comfortable lives and confront the things that are uncomfortable. It is an urging to love with action and truth, rather than words and talk. It is awakening to the truth that because He died for us, we should no longer live for ourselves.
“Do Something.” is a command to love the Lord your God with everything in you, everything He has so graciously blessed you with. It is an opportunity to impact a hurting world with the love of a mighty Savior, Jesus!
“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:14-15
Let’s Do Something Now exists to:
to educate the public concerning effective ways to alleviate poverty;
to advocate on behalf of those suffering from poverty and oppression;
to provide ways for the public to make a positive difference in the lives of those who are suffering from poverty and oppression;
to sponsor women and children to receive appropriate education and/or training so that they may become self-sustainable;
to explore other ventures that will connect people in an effort to improve the quality of life of marginalized communities through empowering them;
to stimulate others to use the talents and resources they have to share the love of Christ.
How Did We Start?
In 2008 the founder of Let’s Do Something Now, Hope Rutagengwa, was staffing a Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission in New Zealand. One day during the school a student was sharing about a social injustice issue that was on her heart. While she was sharing she became flustered and blurted out “WE MUST DO SOMETHING!” With that simple, yet profoundly truthful statement in the back of Hope’s mind, she began to study the Word of God from a different perspective. All of the sudden, verses such as James 1:27 (Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.) became impossible to ignore. During her travels to Southeast Asia and Africa, Hope became even more convinced that we must do something to show God’s love in the midst of devastating situations such as child prostitution, extreme poverty, lack of education, displacement and other circumstances that are close to the heart of God.
Where Do We Work?
LET’S DO SOMETHING NOW began in 2008 as a prayer movement to educate the Church concerning social justice issues. Over the years it has evolved from a prayer movement to a call, not only to prayer, but to action as well. In James 2 verses 14 – 17 the Bible makes it clear that we are not just to wish our brothers and sisters well and send them on their way, but we must assist them with their needs in a holistic, Christ-like manner. In line with our desires to see people take steps to eliminate poverty and share the love of God in difficult situations, we have pioneered Hagari Rwanda.
Hagari Rwanda is a ministry of Let’s Do Something Now. Currently it is the only ministry of Let’s Do Something Now. However, given the right opportunity Let’s Do Something Now may pioneer or partner with other organizations in the future.
Let’s Do Something Now is partnering with a ministry in Rwanda called Itetero, read more about it here