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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Graduation 2017

Wow, another year is over!
And it was a very good day to celebrate.
We had all 30 students pass with grades from 80 % to 100 %!
We are so proud of Theo for the great job he did in teaching this year!
The students were proud of him also in his ability to be patient with them as they learned to sew.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Christmas Butter Coffee

 Our yard is so green. 
Every fruit and vegetable is enjoying the rain and sunshine from God!!!
 A store in Kigali - butter is a little much for my budget.
But then I don't know the price anywhere else.
(8000FRW and 5000FRW = $12.16 and $7.60)
 Peter ordered an espresso, and strawberry ice cream.
He didn't realize how small a cup he was going to get.
(and he doesn't really like strong coffee - ha, ha)
Dunking his strawberry ice cream into his coffee - well that's just what he did!
What fun!!!
The clouds!
So massive!
Truly amazing handiwork of God!
And Google came through!
Our house and work - so excited to see it!
 Picked up a Stollen from a German store in Kigali,
(picked up doesn't mean we stole it!)
And with Christmas in just over a month -
We were encouraged to sign up for the Christmas Bazaar in Kigali.
And were accepted -  Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 to 4PM.
Well, now the week before that event, 
is the ATW Sewing School Graduation -
Friday, November 24, 2017
(But that's for a future blog post).
Meanwhile the students have finished all their assigned projects
 and have had a chance to be creative.
They are sewing now with confidence!

This gal made these two dresses and more during the week they had to sew what they wanted.
The next two weeks will be busy with Grad and Bazaar events.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

October Prayer Letter

Dear Family and Friends,                                                                              October 2017

We are so Grateful and Thankful to each one who support us. God has been good and we praise Him for the work He is doing in and through us here in Rwanda.
“With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 

This year has been the best year yet, as we have seen God answer some prayers, that we began praying back when we started the ministry in 2012. We wanted a personal translator with the same vision as we have, and not only did God send us one, but He sent two in the form of a husband and wife team, Julius and Evelyne, and family. Please pray for their monthly support level to increase.

We first met Pelagia in 2012 when she came to learn how to sew in our first sewing class. She graduated and came to the advanced class we were offering then, and then continued to work with us, so she could earn a sewing machine. She did, and was very happy to be able to take it home to help with family needs. We met Jean Claude, her husband, and the rest of the family when we had a sponsor for their children’s schooling. Soon there was another one added to the family. With no work, Jean Claude sold the sewing machine to pay the bill. Pelagia came to us for money to help feed the children. This happen a couple of times. Then one of the littles ones got hit by a motorbike running to greet her older sister coming home from school. We helped to pay the hospital bill and she was treated and is now okay. Recently, they asked for about $100.00 to start a small grocery store in their house. We went over their plan and decided to loan them the money as they want to pay it back. This is some of what we often encounter. The dry season and the first few months of the wet season (before they can eat some of the produce from their gardens) are the toughest here. Many families have nothing to eat. Some often come to our house or the sewing school asking for money or food. At times we wish we could do more.

Prayer Needs:
 - Pray for our health, energy, safety, guidance, and wisdom.
 - Pray for our personal financial needs and the ATW financial needs.

As God answers prayers and supplies funds, we do what we can,

Peter and Diane Salmond

Personal info:
P’s email:           D’s email:
Diane’s blog:
SNAIL MAIL address in Rwanda: PO Box 161, Nyagatare, Rwanda

Ministry website:

Donation info:
For Peter and Diane’s personal support:    For Ashes To Worship Ministry support:
Code is: SP05                                             Code is: YA27

Send donation to: (write cheque out to YWAM Vancouver, and on separate paper write the designation for the donation)

YWAM Vancouver
Project Funding Office
PO Box 57100  RPO East Hastings
Vancouver, BC V5K 5G6
Phone: 604.436.4433

For our American Friends and Family:
YWAM Tyler Accounting Department 903-509-5302 PO Box 3000, Garden Valley, TX 75771-3000

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday!!!
Hope you have a great day!

Friday, October 27, 2017