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...]

Rwanda: Day 9

Wednesday, we started off the day with Genesis 45:16-24. In this passage, Joseph’s brothers are sent back to Israel to get their father and all the family and servants and everything and move them back to Egypt. I’d never thought before about what the brothers told their father when they got back to get him. Did they admit what they had done? How did they explain Joseph being alive?  We also … [Read more...]

Rwanda: Day 7

From Elder Martha (St. Andrew’s): Today's travels began with an "interesting" bus ride to Cyegera and Kirinda, to visit with women's craft groups.  I should explain that the bus is a 25 passenger van.  So far, we've had 2 flat tires and a roof leak, but it did get us to our next destination. We met with a group of genocide widows who have formed a craft group.  This is an opportunity to … [Read more...]