Visiting Vestine

Home Visits have been a highlight of this trip to me. New Mercies purchased large packages of food and household supplies for 10 vulnerable families…Read on…

June 19, 2019  /  Comments Off on Visiting Vestine

Forks and Identity

On Thursday evening, we were invited to Sandrali and Immaculee’s home for dinner. A few of us dined out on the porch—enjoying yet another feast of fried bananas, rice, peas, green beans, and other African deliciousness. Fifth-grader, Elijah, joined us. We spent much of the time after the meal entertaining each other with riddles…Read On…

January 27, 2012  /  Comments Off on Forks and Identity

Let the Little Children Come

During our work days at Faith Village, we would spend time with the children. A few of us would play with them while the others would work. We spent time blowing bubbles, playing football (soccer to you), and teaching them English words. Really, we just loved them. After school and at the end of our work day we were able to do a bible club…Read On…

January 27, 2012  /  Comments Off on Let the Little Children Come

The Inner Man

Yesterday we went to an Evangelical Rwandan church service. The day before I had felt drained and wanted nothing more than to be all by myself. As an introvert, it’s hard to be around people 24/7. It was hard to motivate myself to get up in the morning. As the worship team started to play, all my stresses started to fade away. Their freedom in the way they worshiped was so encouraging…Read On…

January 24, 2012  /  Comments Off on The Inner Man

I worked with bed bugs today.

The title might freak some of you out, considering I already had an experience with bed bugs a few months ago. But before you get too distracted, take a deep breath and…Read On…

January 23, 2012  /  Comments Off on I worked with bed bugs today.

Unity

Yesterday, I was blessed with another amazing opportunity that will impact my life forever. The City Hill youth group along with our family has been sponsoring a child named Ruth through Compassion…Read On…

January 21, 2012  /  Comments Off on Unity

Full of Opportunity

The first of the buildings that will house children is in process. Men work hard to accomplish so much – and there isn’t a power tool in sight…Read On…

January 20, 2012  /  Comments Off on Full of Opportunity

City Hill Team Arrives

The warm night air greeted us as we stepped off the plane at Kigali Airport. The smell was pleasing, fresh and to me, inviting. What time is it? In the words of little Kaitlin as we landed, “Rwanda time!” …Read On…

January 19, 2012  /  Comments Off on City Hill Team Arrives

We Can Accomplish Great Things

I can’t believe we will be leaving one month from now. When I signed up to go on this trip, it seemed so far away! I blinked my eyes somewhere and now we are preparing to leave…Read On…

December 15, 2011  /  Comments Off on We Can Accomplish Great Things

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