We arrived here in Gisenyi on Friday. It has rained hard everyday. On Saturday we
participated in Etienne’s ordination service. It was interesting to see how the wife was
included in the ordination. During the celebration outside of Etienne’s home it poured
down rain. The guests seemed to accept it as a part of everyday life and continued to eat,
sing, and dance.
Electricity has been very sporadic since we arrived in Gisenyi, making it difficult to keep
the computers going. The electricity just went off again, but I think I have enough power
to get this blog out. In spite of this minor inconvenience, I was immediately surprised at
how much Gisenyi has developed since I was here in 2009. For those that have been here,
there is a new soccer stadium across from the church building/school.
On Sunday I preached at another church here in Gisenyi. Today we will finish the
teaching for the seventh group of church leaders. Tomorrow we leave for the capital city,
the last group and the final week. The “Rwanda Tour 2012” has been a great blessing.
I am looking forward to returning in February, but for now, I am ready to see my
family. I am scheduled to fly out on Tuesday and arrive home on Wednesday.
In Gisenyi, another group worships in The new soccer stadium beside the airport in
celebration of the gift of the Kiyarwanda Gisenyi.