Humbled by the Experience

I can’t say enough for how well our team worked together.

The first day we were in Rwanda we went to the Genocide Memorial. I can’t even imagine what the people went through. After being there for a while it got hard for me to even read or watch the videos because I was so emotional about what had taken place. It made me feel sick to my stomach. It was a good thing though, because it helped me to understand what the people of Rwanda are still living and dealing with today…Read On…

June 24, 2014  /  Comments Off on Humbled by the Experience

Blessed to Be a Blessing

A verse that has been more than true about this trip is Matthew 18:20: “Where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them.” This country is incredible. The culture is…Read On…

June 7, 2014  /  Comments Off on Blessed to Be a Blessing

Umutima Wanjye Uruzuye

Umutima wanjye Uruzuye. In Kinyarwanda that means “my heart is full”. Regardless of the tongue, God is doing immeasurably more than I could ask or imagine…Read On…

June 4, 2014  /  Comments Off on Umutima Wanjye Uruzuye

Do Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly.

These are the things that are required of us as we walk with Christ in our Christian life. These are also elements that we must live by as we go out to other countries…Read On…

June 2, 2014  /  Comments Off on Do Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly.

Language that Unites

Oh Babel.. It doesn’t take long in a foreign country to become VERY aware of the challenge of languages. Maybe you know a little, maybe not a word. The first thing I did when I stepped out of the car in Kigali was fall in the gutter. I don’t mean trip on a little concrete curb, I mean step straight down into a 3ft deep trench. (Don’t worry, Mom, I look a bit like I was learning to rollerskate but I’m fine!) it was only after I embarrassedly climbed back out…Read On…

May 31, 2014  /  Comments Off on Language that Unites

More Than We Know

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” Ephesians 3:20 ~ Despite the weather in Newark and getting separated from the group in Brussels with limited time to change planes, our entire team arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, with all of our luggage around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening…Read On…

May 31, 2014  /  Comments Off on More Than We Know

Faith Over Fear

Fear is something that still exists in the hearts of Rwandans today even though the country is stable and safe. I began to pray that the people we meet in Rwanda would simply experience the peace of Jesus—that every fear, every doubt, and every worry would be covered by the blood of Jesus and removed from their lives. As I began to pray this, I felt the Lord confronting me about my own fears. How can I effectively….Read On…

May 30, 2014  /  Comments Off on Faith Over Fear

Read Up & Praised Up

I originally had an entire different blog post written and ready to send off to Charlie, but I couldn’t press the send button. I had a whole lot to say as usual… it was so much longer than what this one will be. It was clever, funny in all of the right spots, and had just enough Bible verses to make it an official missions trip blog. But it was all wrong….Read On…

May 28, 2014  /  Comments Off on Read Up & Praised Up

SO Ready

Everyone keeps telling me that they are so nervous for my flight with all that is going on with Flight 370’s disappearance, but I know that the Lord has called this group to go to Rwanda and…Read On…

April 30, 2014  /  Comments Off on SO Ready

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