With the closing of the orphanage gates, so closes a chapter here in Rwanda. As most of you know, Noel orphanage was home to over 600 children, who captured my heart. Some of those kids, are the ones I still tuck in at night, kiss their booboos, fix their hair, get them ready for school, pray with at night, rejoice with at every milestone and triumph, and hold when the tears come. As the orphanage gates closed, new doors have been opening. With a heavy heart as that season has ended, I am excited to share with you the new doors and opportunities that have begun!
I am now partnering with a new organization called Commission To Every Nation, CTEN. CTEN “helps ordinary people partner with God to accomplish the extraordinary” It is a 501c3 non-profit organization that will provide me with pastoral care, accountability, will receive and process my funds, send donor receipts for financial sponsorship, and help in printing and sending my newsletters. They partner with over 500 missionaries worldwide.
I am continuing to serve in Rwanda with a ministry called A Voice For Rwanda as group home coordinator. Orphan prevention is deep in my heart. I am prayerfully and excitedly hoping to partner with local hospitals, to start a sponsorship program to families who have lost their mother for one reason or another, to provide formula for their infants first year of life. I will also minister to the families in a tangible way, sharing the gospel with them, as I partner with the family to ensure the health and survival of the infant.
What does this all mean?I am being sent by you spiritually and financially, partnering with Commission to Every Nation, and serving with A Voice For Rwanda
That is a whole lot to say, there has been a few changes going on. You may have noticed the donate button on the right hand side has changed. If you would like to learn more about CTEN, or partner with my ministry here in Rwanda, go ahead and click it.
I haven't forgotten about my blog, but so many things have been changing, mostly I have not even known where to begin lately. So I figured posting about the changes would be a good place to start!
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