» Last Full Day
Why is it that when we are at home thinking about an up-coming trip it seems like a long time to be gone, but when you get there – it is time to go home before you know it. That is what this day felt like for most of the team.
We all went out to the Kabuga site early that morning. Steve and Tamara wanted to be sure that the woodworking guys and the beginning sewing ladies had heard the gospel, so they gathered them together to do just that. Thirteen of them made a decision for Christ after Mike share the gospel. Truly that ground at that sight is fruitful, spiritually and hopefully economically in the future. We hope to see this project providing income for the Rwandan arm of ERM so that they can be self-supporting – not counting on the US to pay the bills. This would be a great blessing to ERM as that would free up funds for other projects in the future.
The sewing ladies finished up the shirts that were ordered by the team, and we continued to teach them what we could about the machines.
We left early from there and visited another piece of land that is available to ERM. It is near the new airport location and needs to be developed. The hope is to have a showroom for the woodproducts, an internet cafe possibly and some kind of education going on at that site. It is in an excellent location next to a main road, right in front of a brand new outdoor market that is completed and will be opening soon. Pray for Emmanuel as he will be checking on the paper work/deed for that property and checking out costs for fence etc.
We then went to another genocide site. A church that the people thought would be a refuge. Ten thousand were killed at that church – 41,000 buried there from the church and the surrounding area. Very sobering, as they had the clothing of all those souls stacked on the benches and floor. How tragic that a place of worship would be used for such horrific evil.
The team was invited to dinner at Emmanuel’s friend Alfred’s house. We had a wonderful Rwandan meal and great fellowship.
Krysti for the team
Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2009