Being now at our third location, I have had the opportunity to work with three groups of church leaders. The more we teach them, the more I see the need for Rwanda Challenge in Rwanda. These leaders hunger to know more. They want to understand the Bible, and they want to be trained. They are so grateful that Frank and I are here; it seems like we’re handing over thousands of dollars to them, when we are actually giving them the truth of the Word; for them, it is invaluable. These Muhanga church leaders were especially grateful, because they live in a more rural part of Rwanda, with few chances to attain study resources for the Bible. It meant a lot to them that we were able to come to a part of Rwanda where few “muzungus” (white persons) visit. We gave each of them a Kinyarwanda Study Bible and did a lesson on the 5 Purposes of the Church. More and more I understand the words of the Ethiopian eunuch, “How can I understand [this Scripture] unless someone explains it to me?” (Acts 8:31). I see this question in the hearts of so many Church leaders here who long to understand the Scriptures better, so they can be better equipped to lead their local church.
We are planning to pick up Ben (also a college student and Frank's nephew tonight from the Kigali Airport. Then we plan to visit two genocide memorials tomorrow. Prayers are appreciated as we learn and wrestle with the genocide that happened here in 1994.