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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

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...

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...

09 Oct

Children’s Learning Center

This September, we opened up a Children’s Learning Center for our primary grade students. As children here study either mornings or afternoons, the center is open for children to come before or after their studies. We offer homework help, tutoring, activity-based learning, play, and porridge each day. As most of our students have parents who were unable to receive a good education themselves, students often have no one to help with homework or concepts with which they struggle. As the teachers...

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...

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