We ask for your prayers as we tackle the hundreds of last minute details, decisions, purchases, packing, etc.
Meanwhile, we praise God that we are so close to departure for Rwanda: 6 weeks from today! We need only about 5 more financial commitments before we can be cleared for departure. If you haven’t made a commitment to give and want to, let us know. If you have made a financial commitment but haven’t started giving, now is the time to start!
ISO Personal Newsletter Secretary
If you have the gift of office working, we may need your help! While most of our partners have email, a good number do not. We committed to these folks that we would mail a physical letter to our partners 3-4 times a year. We recently realized that WorldVenture will print these letters for us, but cannot stuff and address envelopes. If you could help us stuff and label envelopes for our prayer updates four times a year, we would be very grateful. Please let us know ASAP. We have one coming out this week.
Opportunity for Farmers and Ranchers
Are you a farmer or rancher, or do you know a farmer or rancher interested in missions? If you want to give, but don’t have the financial resources to give, you might be interested in Steer, Inc. Donors provide funds to purchase seed or livestock, which you raise, donating feed and time. When the crops or livestock are sold, the proceeds go toward the ministry to Rwanda. If you know someone interested, contact us, and check out http://www.steerinc.com.
Meanwhile in Rwanda
August 1 – 13: Joseph Muyombano, our new Pastoral Training School Director, has been leading leading two weeks of intensive teaching for the wives of the pastors in our PTS program. They come once each year for two weeks. If all attend there will be 50 women. This is a precious time for these women who never have opportunities like this, and key to them being capable partners with their husbands in ministry.
August 10 – September 4: Our university program has been studying a short intensive course on English and study skills taught, a very important course for these who have English as a second (or third or fourth) language and who have never had to study at this level before.
September 1 – 18: Our fourth year PTS students will study Old Testament 5 and The Kingdom of God, an important class that draws together much of what these pastors have studied for this four year program.
Please pray for both teachers and students. God is transforming lives through these classes!