Saturday, December 06, 2008

Arrival of Rwanda 08 Team

It was a journey that began in July 2006. I received an email titled, 'This Burning in my heart.' It was the story of a boy who as a high student had watched part of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 and had never gotten over it. He prayed to God that day that if ever God wanted to him to serve in Rwanda, he would go. The email on my computer glowed with red-hot passion. By phone I suggested we might get together in the next couple of weeks, but that wouldn't do. It had to be ASAP. That Thursday night six people sat with Nancy and me on our living room floor and we watched the Spirit at work as words and tears and prayers and fears flowed.

This week, the boy, now a man and his wife and son and daughter arrived in Rwanda ready to serve. And another man and his wife and son and daughter arrived to work with them.

Chris and Jill and Fred and Tess and... David and Lori and Ian and Lola... walked off a plane... to begin their life in Rwanda.

And then in a few months we expect to see Heath and Rebecca and (as yet unborn) Pete walk off a plane to join them. This is a good day and that will be a better day.

4 comments:

David U said...

All of you are in my prayers!!!

DU

KC said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog! You are in my prayers and I'm so excited that most of the team has arrived. I know must look forward to Rebecca and Heath joining you! God Bless! Kendra

Gayle said...

What an exciting and emotional time-to see the beginning of God's fulfillment of His plans for you, the team and the people of Rwanda. Praise the Lord!

Laura said...

How blessed you all are. I continue to pray for those who have a heart specifically for Rwanda and those they will minister to in the strong name of Christ.