Latest in Rwanda
It’s cool to know that we are joining a ministry that adapts to the changing needs in Rwanda. While I’ve told most of you about our Pastoral Training School, our ministry saw a need for an additional program. Starting in January, we will begin offering a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Leadership.
Pray that God will bring the right 20-35 students into the school. Often, Rwandans wait until the last minute to submit their applications for these things, but applications are already starting to arrive. We are also excited to learn that the program is drawing leaders from the church, government, and non-profit sectors.
When we lived in Colorado, our first impression of Iowans was how genuinely kind they are, and we were not disappointed upon visiting the state. We spent 13 days, presented in three cities at two Sunday school classes, one church service, one youth group, one regional prayer meeting, one group of seniors, two Bible studies, one special missions gathering, and four individual meetings.
In all our meetings, we asked folks to pray and ask God to show them how He wants them to be involved. We have 36 families who expressed interest in this ministry. Pray for us as we follow up with these families over the next few days.
It seemed too pretentious to pose for a picture while presenting in Iowa, so here are pictures of Grace playing instead:
We were blessed to visit and stay with friends with kids Grace’s age. She was a trooper, traveling and adapting well. We are blessed! Unfortunately, potty training took a step backward…
One of my hang-ups with prayer has been how it works with God’s sovereignty. If God has a decided plan, what difference do my prayers make? However, according to Andrew Murray, “In reality, the immutability of God’s counsel is ever still in perfect harmony with His liberty to do whatsoever He will.” What is more, He “keeps Himself free to give every human prayer its place in His government of the world.”
Thank you, Lord, for hearing our prayers.
We are sending out a special physical letter for Christmas. We’d love to send you one! If you want to be on the list, send me an email with your physical address.