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11 Feb

Have you ever had someone walk into your life, and almost instantly you know you will be changed because of this encounter?

Have you ever had someone walk into your life, and almost instantly you know you will be changed because of this encounter? I still do not know all that this little boy has instigated in my life and mission, but I know he is the beginning of something. He has certainly drawn me into the circle of street children and has me researching and learning as to what can be done. I was walking home from language study when I...

11 Feb

Muzungu!

I hope I never tire of the experience of children seeing a white person up close for the first time. Any given day as I walk through rural Rwandan villages, I have both children and adults yell out, “Muzungu! Muzungu!” [white person!] Children often come running in a group and hug me, yell the only English word(s) they know, or dare each other to touch me. Mothers will call for their children to come look at or touch the Muzungu....

04 Feb

Monthly update.

Thank you so very much for being a part of Love Alive International. Whether through prayer support, emotional encouragement, or financial contribution, you are an integral part of sharing Christ’s love. I arrived here in Rwanda on January 18 and spent the first week in Cyangugu, Rwanda, a southern region on the borders of the Congo and Burundi. This area is largely cut off from the rest of Rwanda and far from the capital. I have since come near the capital...

25 Jan

A Glimpse into a School in Africa.

I hiked up a steep red dirt hill, cut off from the main road. This is the same half-mile hill that over 600 elementary students trek each day as they walk over 2 miles to get to school. There are only 6 teachers for all 600 students. Each teacher instructs a class of 50 students in one classroom from 7 am until noon. When those students are released at midday the next group of 300 students arrives,...

25 Jan

Please Tell Our Friends in America We Need Books To Learn

Please Send Books Who would  have ever thought that I would teach a construction class?!?!!? Yet here I was in Rural Rwanda telling a class full of eager young men what building materials in America are like. They wanted to know how building was different in America. Mind you they have not a single book for 300 students, nor a computer nor TV, so their ideas about the Western world are very limited. No, actually we didn’t build out...

10 Jan

Open Letter introducing Love Alive

Dear Friends, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the mission work I am setting out to do in Rwanda, Africa. As many of you know, I have established a non-profit organization: Love Alive International Inc., and will be leaving for Africa January 16, 2013. I am thrilled with the opportunity that lies before me. Since my two trips and more than 2 months in Africa in 2011, I have been praying about and preparing to return on...

20 Nov

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