Today is our last day in this beautiful country, the land of a thousand hills that we have all grown to love.
We started out a little later and were able to sleep in until 7am. After breakfast several members of the team were able to meet their Compassion Children face to face for the very first time. As the ban pulled into the parking area and the doors opened we all were able to experience the Joy that comes from sharing your life with a Compassion Child.
Then off we went to market to purchase gifts from the local craftsmen for our supporters back home. The local coffee shop smelled like heaven.
Next we experienced kimikonao-yes that’s right, the outdoor open market. Here we learned the art of negotiation with the help of our amazing interpreters.
We were then given the honor and privilege of visiting with Josie’s Church and the Mission Life in Partnership with Africa Hope Initiative's Child Hope Center. Here many dreams and hopes are becoming reality. The school was filled with the voices of beautiful children who now have an opportunity to receive an education.
The Women of Josie’s Church shared the challenges and prayers of their hearts. They worship at Harvest Christian Church. Their church was in a tent near by and one year ago it had to shut down due to the government regulations for church building standards. Many efforts are being undertaken to raise the funds to reopen their church.
Great encouragement hope and prayer was given. We were reminded of Matthew 5:14...You are the light of the world a city on a hill cannot be hidden.
Please pray for this church and the Child Hope Center. A property is being looked at 1 block away. Mission Life’s vision states “Change one life, change the World.” We saw so many lives changed today by the love of Christ and the mission of His church.
So on to packing then a celebration dinner for all He has done through this team.
I leave you with this verse from the bible.
1 Peter 4:10-11 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised.
It has been an honor to serve on this team. Our heart will forever be reminded of the love of Rwanda.
God Bless you-Imana aguhe umugisha