Sometimes I am not sure what to write here to keep everyone up to date. The rains have been unrelenting and twice we have had flooding come into our compound. Praise God it has not entered our home though.
I have been invited and waiting on my official letters to go to Iwawa island, which is a rehabilative island on lake Kivu for young adults with substance abuse issues, theft, and so forth. I love that the invitation and letter states that I am invited to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and my personal testimony of my faith. How awesome is THAT? God is so good.
Unbelievably next week Corrine will be ONE year old. It seems like yesterday I was screaming "Push!! She is almost here. Oh she is beautiful. I can see her! Your almost going to meet your daughter, push!" And one the greatest blessings was born into our family and lives.
Thierry and I are preparing and gearing up for a trip to the states mid July, which will include 4 states.
Program is going well, but we have had two moms effected by the flooding and their homes collapsed. The elderly program continues to amaze us, and even more so Uwera, and her heart for the elderly, and prayers and passions for the future of the elderly program. Recently we started praying that in the future (years) we can open a nursing home for the elderly.
Right now our plates are pretty full as we prepare, even though its a ways away, it takes time and lots of planning for a few weeks in the states. But God is faithful, and we know all in his timing and he will open the doors he chooses and close the ones he chooses. I am so excited that this time my husband will be able to travel with me! YAHOOOO.
Other than that I will let the pictures speak.... since they are worth a thousand words right?
One of our sponsors decided to renovate the home of the family (infant) they sponsor. Which is an older couple who are raising 9 grandchildren of their daughter who died, two with major disabilities. We enjoyed getting to celebrate their new home with them.
Uwera does AMAZING with the elderly program. Her heart for the elderly constantly amazes us, and we are so proud of her. We know God has big big plans for her life in ministry.
These two remind me of a modern day Naomi and Ruth. One is in her 80's and is the daughter-in-law with her Mother-In-Law who is over 100!! Their son/husband was lost in the genocide. Was so fun sitting and hearing their stories and getting to know them better.
Love hearing them next door at the office of Hope For Tomorrow laughing, talking, and singing. Basket making is taking off and they have been doing AMAZING!
Our pastoral care couple is here from CTEN. So of course we had to challenge them to a game of Monopoly!
The family whose home their sponsor renovated.
We had a chance to go into Kigali to spend time with all the missionaries in CTEN who could make it. It was such a fun day for everyone and our family.
Photo op! (Uwera is getting good use out of her selfie stick that was in her stocking for Christmas) ;)
How in the WORLD this girl one years old next week! NEXT WEEK! Oh my grandma heart is just overflowing.
Was so nice to catch up with missionaries doing so many amazing things all around Rwanda.
Rebecca with our friend Valeries kids. (CTEN missionary get together)
Headed to Kigali, we were a tad excited.
This picture of me and my amazing husband cracks me up!
Lake Kivu, in all its beauty.
Our front gate the second time it had flooded, the river had crosses the road, and had even tore down two walls of where the orphanage was. Hundreds have died this year in the rains, flooding, and landslides.
The flooding next door at our office.
One of the moms in Hope For Tomorrow home collapse. Thankfully no one was hurt and she was able to get out of her home.
HIKING! Love to get out and get up some mountains. I can even give the girls (Ishimwe, Uwera, and the hubs) a run for their money on some of the climbs I like to do!
I could search this world over 100 times and not find a better husband. My one and only. My love. My protector. The one who continually leads me to the cross. I just adore this man. Cannot wait to get to explore America with him in July!! :)