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Our Partners in Rwanda - Making an Impact!

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Six thousand members. That’s the number of volunteers in Rwanda helping to build the pathway to Christ. Their hard work and faith in God shines through as they develop new techniques for farmers, mend marriages, and provide clean water for surrounding communities. Through the support of...

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Rwanda 2018 - Recapping the Trip in Photos

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(Photo Credits: John Smith)

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Thankful

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As I sit here awake before the rest of my family, thanks to jetlag, I am thankful. I am thankful for the experience I had in Rwanda. I am thankful to have experienced a sense of community that I long for in life but rarely taste due to my full participation in an American culture that is too...

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Rwanda CEZ in Photos

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Amy sitting next to mother and child who received a goat from a church as a result of a working CEZ (Church Empowerment Zone). The Land Cruiser that takes us EVERYWHERE! Sitting in Pastor's living room, as he looks at pictures of Carly and her family - that is his hand in the photo. Pastor...

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Loving Our Neighbors

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"Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the Lord. These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word." - Isaiah 66:2 (NIV) We met with the pastors today in beautiful...

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Rwanda in Photos

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Working hands after the home build. Team member, Amy, learning how to shape a window. Beginning of the assembly line. End of the assembly line. Locals washing the team's hands very thoroughly after the home build. Humbling. Jon speaking to the large group. Exchanging stories in the...

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Sunday Service

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We had the opportunity to join a Sunday service at a local church called “The Living Church Of Jesus Christ” which is within walking distance of where we’ve been staying in Ngoma. The building was beautiful and open allowing us to hear the joyful singing as we approached. The...

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Getting Settled In

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Wireless has been pretty spotty but we are now at the Catholic hotel in the Church Empowerment Zone (CEZ) we will be visiting until Thursday. The team is well.  On Saturday we got up, had breakfast as a team and then went through World Relief (WR) training led by some of the WR staff. We...

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Our First Night

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We just arrived at the guest house in Kigali. We didn't get to see much on the ride in because it was dark but there were a few things that I noticed. We got to drive by the Kigali Conference Center, which is a beautiful building that spirals up to a point and is always lit in the colors of...

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Preparing to Visit the Land of a Thousand Hills

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We are only days away from leaving for our trip to Land of a Thousand Hills! I’m in the final stages of prepping all of the gear and laying out the stories that we hope to capture. Having gone on this trip last year, I feel more prepared while also still feeling some nerves. It's not...

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