Leaving Rwanda

As I write, I am on a plane heading for the US. I already miss Rwanda. I miss the breath-taking landscape of rolling hills, green trees, and farms on the sides of mountains. I miss the language and the way the natives speak it so beautifully. I miss the way I could see God working all around me in the community groups, the mentors, the kindness of the people, and the tremendous courage I saw in each child.

I am forever changed. These children are imprinted on my heart. I cannot think the same. I cannot love the same or speak the same. Every thought, action and word will be tempered with what I have experienced. I saw God at work in new ways that I did not think possible. I saw the power of a tiny inkling of hope. I experienced the power of community and prayer and love and grace. I saw a big God working in the lives of little people. I believe Zoe Ministry is changing the face of Rwanda and Africa. I’m thankful God let me be a small part of his work. I love serving a big God.

Rwanda!

Tomorrow I leave with 8 others from our church on a trip to Rwanda. This is my first trip to Africa and I am beyond excited! Zoe Ministry is an orphan empowerment program in Rwanda that our church has been supporting for a few years. In fact, today we celebrated the over 1000 orphans who are 2 years into the program thanks to the gracious generosity of our church. I can’t wait to interact with these precious ones and see how God is working in their lives. Please pray for me and the team, and stay tuned for updates!