Rwanda Presentation Available Online

On May 29th, Tom Smart, Martha Markivich, and I shared a presentation on our Travel Study Seminary to Rwanda. In God's infinite sense of humor, we were slammed that night with a very Rwandan rainstorm that caused terrible traffic and uncertain driving conditions. We went ahead and carried on with the presentation, but some folks weren't able to make it because of the weather and traffic. While we … [Read more...]

Ways to Stay Connected to Your Church Family

Sometimes it's nice to be reminded of all the ways you can stay in touch with what's happening at the church! We try to get word out about things in a timely manner in all the ways the people like to communicate. Here's how you can stay in touch: Phone/Text Pastoral Care Line For BOTH Churches (call or text): 412.219.2503 To be added to phone call list for prayer chain or … [Read more...]

About South Sudan

On Tuesday evening last week, our brother Rev. Ben Waigo shared with us some background on the situation in South Sudan. We have been traveling with 4 ministers from South Sudan for the trip and the voice they have added to the conversations is priceless.  South Sudan is a pretty new country, having only gained independence from Sudan in 2011. It is a complicated country that is hard to sum up … [Read more...]

Rwanda: Day 10

On Thursday, we wrapped up our Bible study with Genesis 46:5-7. This facilitated a conversation about if Joseph and his family we reconciled. We agreed that the story doesn’t end in Genesis 46. Just like the story continues in Rwanda, the path to reconciliation has begun, but the work is not finished. We also talked about the relationship between reconciliation and healing. Another interesting … [Read more...]