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Light Overcoming Darkness

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Rwanda. A country as magnificent as it is complex. A place of breathtaking beauty, and of an unthinkably violent history. A marvelous land of a thousand hills, still haunted by an eerie morning fog that sits atop the horizon and whispers of horrors past; a genocide that shook the world so...

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Quarterly Update from Our Partner in Rwanda - Summer 2017

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To our friends and partners with Door Creek Church, I bring you greetings in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. We praise God for his help this quarter. We are also appreciative of your prayers and support that make our labor for the advancement of the kingdom possible. This...

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Movements of Change | Outreach Group Story

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As a girl, Eveline hid as people she had known her entire life killed her father and other relatives. From that day forward, she was certain God had abandoned them. 23 years have passed since Rwanda was shattered by genocide. Across the small, mountainous country, as many as 1 million people -...

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Akagera and Back to Kigali

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The rains came down in Africa… Last night it rained… A LOT. We were awoken to loud booms of thunder. Jon had the pleasure of getting sprayed through the window for several hours. The downpour was truly intense! We were supposed to depart for a safari at Akagera National Park at 7...

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Second Day of CEZs

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Today was spent in the Ngoma CEZ which has only been established recently. The pastors had their first trainings a few weeks ago and have only met together as a group once or twice. We met with three different groups of pastors throughout the day hearing from them about the trainings they had...

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Visiting Our First CEZ

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This post is a bit delayed because we have been without internet for a couple of days. Today we visited a mature CEZ (Church Empowerment Zone) that has developed over the past 6 years. Our day was a series of meetings with pastors and community leaders. We heard story after story of how they...

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World Relief University

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We traveled for 30 hours to get here and toady all we did was sit…. …turns out, it was exactly what we needed. Today was spent almost entirely at World Relief University.  Which was us sitting in the guesthouse hearing from Moses, the country director, Ngoga the director...

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We've Arrived

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After nearly 30 hours of traveling our team arrived safe but tired at the World Relief guesthouse in Kigali. We have been humbled by the gracious hospitality already. Our team leaves for church in a few minutes and then a tour of the nearby area. Tomorrow begins our week of witnessing the work...

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Highs and Lows

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In an effort to do this as a group while sitting at a table eating Reece’s Pieces, here our are Highs and Lows of today. Highs: Allyson- Dinner with the team and all of the bonding that we have had as a team today.  And getting to take a shower this morning Dan- Attending church...

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A Little Background

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It was back in December at a staff retreat when Jon Anderson mentioned the possibility of a vision trip to Africa in the Spring. At first I didn’t think much of it, but after a few minutes I brought it back up to Jon. I asked him; “how useful could a camera guy actually be on a...

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