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21 Jan

January Update

Happy New Year! I trust this is the beginning of a year of blessings and God’s goodness in your life. As I write, I am listening to classrooms of children as our preschool students and all of our sponsored students have returned to school today for their second term of studies. We thank God for the privilege we have to invest in these children and help them prepare for bright futures. The Christmas season always provides us extra opportunities to proclaim Christ...

16 Jan

Love Alive Celebrates 8 Years in Rwanda

January (2021) marked 8 years of Love Alive’s work here in Rwanda. God has blessed us to have partnerships with many churches and to have worked with hundreds of churches in our training programs. He has blessed us to share the gospel with thousands of children each year in vacation Bible school programs across the country. More 300 women have taken part in our vocational training schools in sewing or salon, where they have learned a trade...

16 Jan

Ever Grateful for Your Partnership

Hello. I am ever grateful for your friendship to this ministry. Truly, Love Alive is far more than I ever anticipated, and is used by God to bless, further, and positively impact so many lives because of generous friends of this ministry like you. I appreciate you. In two weeks we will conclude our first year of having our own preschool. Three weeks later we will begin a new school year! As you think of and pray for this ministry, you may...

16 Jan

A Bountiful Harvest & An Open Door

(May, 2021)Our Farmers were able to harvest 1,700 pounds of beans this month, and plan to harvest their maize and sorghum this next month. They are thrilled at how this project is allowing them to farm to provide for their families nearly year round. Our preschool is in its second semester, and the children and their parents are loving the education the students are receiving. We have purchased an acre of land to begin building. We have obtained our land title,...

15 Jan

ACTS Update

ACTS:  Do know the experience when you can stand and reflect that God is answering specific prayers in a powerful way? This is my feeling when I see what God is doing and allowing us to be a part of regarding the churches here in Rwanda. I remember the feelings of devastation as we saw the closure of more than 6,000 churches in Rwanda last year. I, along with many Rwandans, cried out to God for help.  Eighteen months later, we...

31 Dec

It’s Sponsorship Time!

It’s  Sponsorship Time! As we begin a New Year, Children in Rwanda begin a new school year. The school year 2020 begins in just days on January 6! We have registered all students to our capacity at this time, with 100 more on a waiting list. If you sponsor a student through Love Alive’s sponsorship program, the time to renew your sponsorship is now! If you have not sponsored before, but would like to begin sponsoring a child, this is a fabulous time to begin...

14 May

An Update on Churches in Rwanda

Hello. I trust this letter finds you doing well. I am most certainly grateful to you and for the way God has used you in prayer and support of ministry here in Rwanda. Just over one year ago, I wrote to inform you of the drastic changes that had taken place here, with the government closing well over 6,000 churches. Some of you compassionately responded to assist the churches here. Last year we were able to see two churches we work...

05 Aug

Summer Update, 2017 Love Alive International

Hello! I’m always surprised to see how much time has passed since my last update! Forgive me as I try to cram the highlights of the past few months into one letter. God continues to be at work in many ways and in many lives here. MAY: On May 15, we began a ministry that is dear to my heart, and was certainly a leap of faith to begin. We opened the doors to The Scarlet Cord, a one-year program...

19 Jul

Pastor Damour, Byumba, Ruzizi Rwanda Church of the Living

Pastor Damour’s testimony is one of amazing grace and a life surrendered to God’s work in the far regions of Rwanda. “I was born into and raised in a family of non-Christians. As I grew I was a terrible sinner. I was a drunkard for 17 years,” Damour shares of his history. Later, Damour began reading the Bible. “I read that the righteous would go to heaven forever, but sinners would be in Hell. I was very afraid of Hell,” he...

16 May

ACTS Ministry Pastor Profile: Pastor Patrick, Agape Church, Rugende Rwanda

Pastor Patrick’s Personal Testimony: I received Jesus as my Savior at the age nine, and from then I continued to attend church services. However, at the age of fifteen, I was left the only living member of our family of five, the rest of my two older brothers and my parents having died. I started to be discouraged. Later on I came to my senses and recognized that whatever case it may be, God is good all the time. So i...

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