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...]

Rwanda: Day 6

This morning, there was no Bible study. Instead, we went to church. As we walked into the service this morning at precisely 9am (the worship service start time), the dancing was already in swing. We were told that churches in Rwanda are no longer allowed to have dirt floors because the dancing kicked up too much dirt. Our Mission coworker, Kay, said, “It gave a whole new meaning to the phrase, … [Read more...]

Rwanda: Day 5

This morning, I watched the sun rise over the hills of Rwanda. It was one of the most breathtaking things I’ve seen in a long time. It was a perfect way to start the day. At breakfast, I sat with a new friend, Lydia. Lydia is one of our partners from South Sudan who is traveling with us. She and I shared stories about and pictures of our kids and as we walked together to our morning Bible study, I … [Read more...]

Rwanda: Day 2

Morning Bible Study Paula opened our day in morning Bible study with Genesis 37:12-24. This is the first part of the narrative in which Joseph is sold by his brothers. In this passage, his brothers act on their jealousy. We spent some extra time talking about Reuben and his motivations for talking the brothers into throwing Joseph into the well. Was he trying to cover his own butt? A guilty … [Read more...]