While they just learned Ultimate Frisbee, they love it and want to play all the time. We have to stop the games for cows sometimes though.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
- Daily opportunities to share Christ’s love with those around me
- Working with a local youth group and after school program
- Planning a summer camp for 35 HIV positive children
- Providing training to local staff
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday (January 29th) marked two years of living in Rwanda and with just 2 months left, the days seem to be flying.
But as they fly, my projects are finishing up too.
This is exciting! (Often bringing to mind Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’ ”)
This was great, but…I’m leaving soon.
My hope is that this will be a sustainable, and it should be, as we are using free fabric scraps from the local tailor shop and beans grown in the prison’s garden. What a neat thing it is to see these women now using some of their time to sew for the good of others and in doing so, learning some new skills and thinking about how they can give back to the community. They seem to love it, the children sure do, and I do too!
Other fun events from these last few months include:
Saturday, November 20, 2010
These last few weeks some fellow volunteers and I have been doing garden trainings. We’ve held these at the homes of different families, many who have children who have had or currently have malnutrition. By sharing with them simple ways to improve their gardens (i.e. digging deeper, enriching the soil, pulling weeds, and planting (and then eating) nutritious vegetables), we’re building on what they already know and helping them to help themselves.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Well, that’ exactly what I did! But why does the verse say to go? To declare good news. And I do have good news: Together my friend Sonia and I, made to the top of Africa and the world’s tallest free standing mountain, Urhuru Peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. In fact, we were standing on the summit a month ago today.
What a delightful adventure and experience. I loved every minute of the climb (and am so thankful I didn’t have any altitude sickness!)
Just a little further in the same chapter of Isaiah, verses 28-31 shares this:
God is the Good News! He’s the Creator of the ends of the earth (glaciers in Africa) and His handiwork was such a delight see all along our trek. From unusual trees, friendly monkeys, and a zebra rock, His creativity was declared everywhere I looked.