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Tired Body, Grateful Heart

Wowza! That was very hard work! Fetching water was definitely the hardest part. The path was VERY unsteady, washed out, and was covered with gullies…Read on…

May 26, 2016  /  Comments Off on Tired Body, Grateful Heart

Finding our Rhythm

Today we returned to Faith Village for the second day in a row and the team did a great job getting into ministry mode. We got to join in with a women’s prayer group that gathers every Tuesday. We met Eric’s mom (family we helped buy the house for) and others. We were SO blessed by them sharing their…Read on…

May 25, 2016  /  Comments Off on Finding our Rhythm

The Lord is Near

…20 minutes before this I watched a video of a man sharing his story of loss. He witnessed his mother and little sister as they were hacked by machetes before he escaped with his own life. A woman shared a fond memory of her family being around the table laughing and enjoying each other, only later to be destroyed at the hands of their long time neighbors and friends that they trusted. She no longer trusts anyone…Read on…

May 24, 2016  /  Comments Off on The Lord is Near

Excited to Serve

…excitement without worry. Excitement for what God will do. Excitement for what we’ll experience. Excitement for loving on and serving people. Excitement for how this will change our lives. We’re praying for a lasting impact for us and the Rwandans…Read on…

May 23, 2016  /  Comments Off on Excited to Serve

Why Rwanda?

I have also fought with God about why Rwanda – why not South Africa? Why not Zimbabwe? I wanted to go to Rwanda because I felt God leading me there but I didn’t love Rwanda…Read on…

January 20, 2016  /  Comments Off on Why Rwanda?

Everything Might Not Be Awesome…But Anything Is Possible…

I was able to share my testimony about my life in Latvia when I was a child and how God saved me from so many harmful things and he met me in my most desperate, darkest hours – when…Read on…

January 19, 2016  /  Comments Off on Everything Might Not Be Awesome…But Anything Is Possible…

MONKEYS, GIRAFFES AND ELEPHANTS TOO!

What a beautiful Saturday God blessed us with as we visited Akagera National Park. Up before the birds at 3:30 am (ouch) and out the door by 4:30 for a 3 hour ride to the park where we registered and were assigned a guide. Bosco turned out to be a tremendous guide…Read on…

January 16, 2016  /  Comments Off on MONKEYS, GIRAFFES AND ELEPHANTS TOO!

Thanksgiving Prayers

Today was our third day at the Faith Village – the morning consisted of a lot construction work. We cleared piles of dirt and carried concrete. We were dirty and tired by noon…Read on…

January 15, 2016  /  Comments Off on Thanksgiving Prayers

Pleasantly Exhausted

Today we left at 6:00 a.m. to head to Musanze and meet three agricultural cooperatives. The car ride was around an hour and half to get there…Read on…

January 14, 2016  /  Comments Off on Pleasantly Exhausted

A Decade in Waiting

Today was the first weekday of our trip. The streets were bustling with people and the roads were filled with buses, scooters, bikes, cars and trucks…Read on…

January 13, 2016  /  Comments Off on A Decade in Waiting

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