Rwanda missions

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...

02 May

April

Each year, on April 7th, the Country of Rwanda takes time to stop and reflect on the atrocities that sought to destroy this country over a hundred-day period in 1994. This year marks 25 years of growing peace, restoration and advancement for this country that continues to heal post genocide. Memorials, walks, vigils and various methods of reflection will continue throughout the next 100 days. We thank God for the peace and security that is present today. As we ended the...

02 May

Churches are Beginning to Open!

Because of the continued giving of friends like you, this past month we were able to see one church re-opened, and 2 set to open within the next month. We began a vocational short-course of 3 months to assist women who had previously studied with Love Alive, but we found were not working. The purpose of this short course is to help them improve skills where they lack confidence, and be able to begin working as intended. Our ongoing Scarlet Cord...

02 May

It’s a New Year.

Twenty-nineteen is already bountiful with God’s enabling us to see fruit in various ministries here. As a new school year began in January, we once again registered more than 400 students in our sponsorship program. This year, we have Bible clubs for our sponsored students in each school where we sponsor. Through our ACTS ministry of assisting churches here, we have begun funding the renovations for 3 churches we hope to see open in the next month. On February 1st, 16 ladies graduated...

20 Nov

Fall Update 2017

Dear Friends,                                                                                                              10/25/2017 Happy Fall. I’m glad to take this opportunity to update you on our ministry activities in recent months. August began with a 3-day Children’s Bible school at Agape Church of one of our ACTS pastors, Pastor Patrick. He is burdened for the children of his community, and we are blessed to minister with him in reaching these children.   The following week, I assisted in teaching for a staff training of a local evangelistic ministry with whom we have...

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...

11 Jul

And then Came JP

It was almost midnight as I made my way home. A young boy who had been staying with me for several weeks for medical reasons, had just left. The girls who stay with me had gone home for the weekend, and Baby Grace, whom we had been caring for for several months was on her way home too. I was looking forward to a weekend to myself. As the moto was dropping me off on the corner, for me to...

20 May

In the nursery –The Days I Don’t Talk About

“Leave it! Just let her die!” I jumped up off of the bench, Bella still cradled tightly in my arms. “No, no, you can’t say that!” I told the new mother who had spoken these words. Her little girl was born the day before weighing 800 grams (1 lb. 13 oz.), and she was still fighting for life. I had never once seen the mother come near her child. Upon the hospital’s suggestion that her daughter be transferred to another hospital for...

17 Oct

Mission Team 2015

Earlier this month a joint mission team led by Poplar Grove, and joined by members of Steven’s Street Baptist Church and Vine Branch all of Cookeville, TN blessed me with their time, their love and compassion, their hard work, and times of Bibles study with hundreds of Rwandans in many locations. This team was a blessing last year, and they were just as much of an encouragement and support to the people and ministry this year. The first day, the team ministered...

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