Rwanda missions

22 Mar

We Got Our Permit

Thank you for your financial gift to this ministry, and thank you for your prayers. We have a building permit! Eight months of waiting, praying, and petitioning were finally rewarded with permission to build our new facility. Baby Manzi has gone home. This little one’s recovering is only by the hand of God. Though he went home this weekend, his mother keeps me updated, and tells me that anyone who sees him, sees a miracle. These are our biggest answers to prayer this...

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

Christmas Greetings

‘Tis the Season! I write hoping this letter finds you in the full joy and awe of the Savior born into our world as we celebrate the season of His coming. Thank you for your generosity to the ministry of Love Alive. Every gift is a gracious kindness to us, and we are happy to be able to use these gifts to show Christ’s love to the community here. This past month, we have made progress in obtaining our building permit for...

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

Medical Insurance for 600

July sent Rwanda back into lockdown for two weeks. Lockdown afforded me some time to work on our Christmas project. We began with a small nativity display last year, and I have plans to broaden that this coming year. I sensed we would be going into lockdown, and stocked up on wood and paint before we were on our stay-home order. It is my desire that this display would be a means of sharing the gospel in the community. Now that...

16 Jan

Rwanda Independence Day and Liberation Day

Here in Rwanda, today, July 1st, is Independence Day, and July 4th is Liberation Day, the day the 1994 genocide ended. Ordinarily, July 4th would be a day of celebration with presidential ceremonies, concerts, and military parades; however, as of today, we have returned to a semi-lockdown status. All schools, churches, restaurants, and non-essential businesses are closed. While in the USA, over 40% have been vaccinated; here we are seeing the highest number of cases in Rwanda to date. While the...

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...

02 May

Agape Church Construction Under Way!

I thank you for your prayers on behalf of the churches here, specifically those with whom we continue to work. We are rejoicing that God allowed us to see the third church needing renovation reopened. We also praise God that after 14 months of perseverance, patience, and prayer, the building permit for a fourth church, Agape with Pastor Patrick was granted. The construction of that church is well-under way.   This is nothing less than miraculous. Thank you for choosing to partner with...

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