for the many good gifts from God
Today I officially crossed the halfway point for the "Rwanda Tour 2012" and yesterday the fourth group (out of eight) of church leaders completed their two days of study.
God is blessing this trip, but I am experiencing that thirty-eight days is a long time. What I miss the most is Myra and my family. What I enjoy the most is my Rwandan friends and being used to bless the church leaders of Rwanda.
Last weekend I was supposed to preach once, but was asked to preach again on Sunday afternoon. This weekend I was supposed to preach twice, but due to a funeral today it looks like I will preach once. With the cancellation of today's service, this is the first day off Theophile and I have had.
So, we traveled down the hill with Nicodeme to Lake Kivu (the southern end) to visit where he was when he joined others in 1994 to flee to the DRC at the beginning of the genocide. We were also able to visit the property (and owner) where many "firsts" occurred in Rwanda; where the Germans first arrived, where the German and Belgian cartographers stayed for a year to create new boundaries once Lake Kivu was discovered. These are a few of the "firsts." We had to cut our visit short due to a thunderstorm which made it difficult for us to climb back up to the church building. But God, Desire (the driver), and the Land Cruiser got us home safe and dry.
Immediately after preaching tomorrow we leave for Kibuye to join Leonidas and teach two more groups.