Sunday was a day of dedication and celebration. The Hermon Church in Kigali had grown in attendance to six hundred before they lost their rented facilities. They had to move to a school room which was difficult for most people who walked to services. The congregation declined to less than 50. Neal and I preached there last February for about twenty people.
Psalm 30: 11-12 You changed my sorrow into dancing. You took away my clothes of sadness, and clothed me in happiness. I will sing to you and not be silent. Lord, my God, I will praise you forever. New Century Version
Neal was able to raise the support to purchase a tent that can assist not only the Herman Church, but can be passed on to other churches needing a temporary facility. Today was dedication day. Neal and I both preached for the service. Also, many of the fifty-five church leaders we have been teaching were able to attend. The day was filled with singing, preaching, and dancing as the difficult journey of the Hermon Church was turned to joy.
It was a privilege to be part of this special day.