Thursday, June 28, 2012

Going to see a few houses

We left the base and caught a Taxi Van down the street to the taxi park, then caught a bus to the village.
Taxi Van - we seem to get the back seat often.
Taxi park
Bus - again the back seat, but a much more comfortable ride. Good thing - it was 2 1/2 hour trip.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Last Service in Kabuga

As we were walking from the taxi park to the church these little ones had to come over and give us a hug and handshake.

We were blessed with some songs from the young choir that had been practicing all week.

Tony preached a great sermon!

During the service it started to rain and blow - it got very cold. My feet were feeling like icicles. And Peter gave me his coat.

After the church service, it was planned for me to talk with the ladies. I shared Prov. 31 and other scripture on women.

Tony met with the men.
We were given a ride back to Kabeza (where the YWAM base is) and then went for a visit to Sylvia's (a fellow student we took DTS with).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lunch Today

Today we had to go "up town" to do some business! We were longer than we thought, so we had to buy lunch. We went to the 'Red Rooster' at the T2000 store.

It was so good! It came within 5 minutes! Believe me that is something to write about. Usually you have to wait for them to buy the chicken, dress it, cook it and then serve it! (well it seems that long!) We thought we'd "died and gone to America"!!!! (Ha, ha, ha!!!) Until.....

.... we saw the ketchup. Rwandan ketchup is more orange and somewhat transparent, although tasty. 
But I must say it was a very good meal, and we got our business done!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Ladies Event

APRECOM and Widow's Ministry had a 'get-together' here at the YWAM Rwanda Base on Friday. The Hong Kong and the USA groups, that are here right now, helped out. A Pastor with the USA team, Mike (not pictured) shared a great encouraging message - on respect, appreciation, and service, and one part was about one of the young fellows on the team, felt God wanted him to wash the feet of widows when he got to Rwanda. The team here had plans to do foot washing - his vision came to reality!!! It was a very heart-felt experience for all and was an encouragement to all the widows and mothers that attended. (I swallowed back a few tears when hearing how God has and is working in others lives!)

Two of the APRECOM leaders.

One group of ladies shared some songs.

Lady on the right had the vision for this day to take place!!!

This is the young fellow in the front that had the vision of foot washing.

After the foot washing, the ladies had lotion applied.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ministry This Week

We bought some material and this week I've been sewing, wishing I had my own machine. I have been able to use the electric machine in the VTS room in the afternoons, as it is being used in the mornings.
A piece hemmed on two ends - cloth for now. Washed and hanging to dry.
A wrap skirt.
A table cloth.
Baby outfit!
Purse I designed, but put together wrong - had to do too much hand stitching.
There are two pockets in the lining.
Peter and Tony have been going to Kabuga every day since Monday and teaching on Leadership and Discipleship. They have returned each day around 8 PM hungry and excited about their day!

Today they ate an early lunch (leftovers from last nights dinner).
Ready to go at 12:30 PM in order to be there before 2 PM.
They do two classes, one at 2 PM and the other around 5 PM. They then catch two 'van taxis' home and arrive around 8:30 PM. As you can see, they are enjoying what they are doing!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Great Day

Today, I wanted to go to the African Bagel Company and the MTN Centre. Well, we couldn't find the Bagel place - it is suppose to be where a lot of 'muzungu' go on Saturday morning. So we finally settled for going to the MTN Centre and had "brunch" at the Bourbon Cafe. It was worth it!
We each had a delicious Omlette with fried potatoes, and real HEINZ TOMATO KETCHUP!

Peter had a Rwandan Coffee and I had African Milk Tea (with ginger!)
It was a great Birthday Breakfast!

After doing some more research, I have found the place. 
Maybe we will be able to go there sometime and get a doughnut!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Canadian Baptist Ministry in Rwanda

We visited the Canadian Baptist Ministry today! We have wanted to connect with them for a while! We had Andre visit us a couple of days ago and he set it up for us to come and visit the CBM sites! We had a wonderful visit and met some staff, and heard of the wonderful ministry they are doing and plan to do!
Us with Andre.

Peter with Andre and Andre in front of AEBR - Faculte De Theologie.

AEBR - Baptist Church

The High School - the Senior classrooms.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Princess!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Porridge Repairs Grad

A few things happened on Friday!
Have to fix the shower stall as it leaks!
The brick base. Not sure when we will be using it again!
The water tank needs replacing too!
I was treated to a coup and pitcher of Maize porridge. Thanks Moise!!!

January 2012 DTS Graduation Class and Staff

Mary Hutscal is from Edmonton and of course being Canadian we were her guests! A great treat! Congrats Mary!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Ashes To Worship Ministry

We went over some things and changes were made. Below you will see a revised list to pray for and maybe even support financially. 

YWAM Ashes to Worship (Rwanda) Projects:

1. Treadle Sewing Machines $150.00 each.
2. School Building for pre-school $ 68,445.00 USD – 3 classrooms, 2 offices & 2 washrooms.
3. Sponsor a Pre-School Child (ages 4-6) - $10.00 a month.
4. Start a Rabbit farm for a Family - $40.00 - 2 Rabbits and a cage.
5. Goat for a Family - $40.00 - 1 goat.
6. Chickens - $40.00 - 2 chickens and a cage.
7. Cow - $500.00  - cow in calf.
8. Rent for the sewing School- $300.00 - $500.00 a month.

YWAM Ashes to Worship (Rwanda) – Code is YA27 
Please include code when sending in to YWAM Vancouver

Send support to:
YWAM Vancouver
Project Funding Office
PO Box 57100 RPO East Hastings
Vancouver, BC
V5K 5G6

Please email us and let us know where you specifically want your support to go, if you have a preference, otherwise it will go to where it is needed most.

Please pray with us as we seek and follow the Lord, here in Rwanda, and that we will see many souls saved, and discipled into His people, who can be proud of the fact that God made them for a purpose.

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 7 2012 Thursday

Katie Anne Salmond was born.
8 lbs. 7 oz.
19 inches
Another Grandchild to add to our ever growing family!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Some Purchases and Meetings

We needed a table and chairs!

And some more storage space for all the extra we brought back with us.
Peter did a lot of walking to find these and so did the fellows he took with him. He was two days of searching and finally came home with these! They are very nice and functional.
He was also over to see a Pastor of the church that we will be doing some leadership training in. That went well and will happen June 18th to the 24th.
Please be in pray as we prepare, and for those who will attend. It will be here in Kigali, and we are hoping that Tonny will be joining us for that. Pray that he will get the money to travel and be able to come.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Knitting again!
Yes I'm knitting in Africa!
I got a little bit much burnt on Saturday and so having to be in doors, 
I've taken up knitting as a past time.
I'm glad that I was able to bring yarn and knitting needles with us this time.
Sorry, no pictures of the sunburn, and yes it's pretty bad, and don't tell Mom!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Party

Evelyne invited us to her home. We had the most wonderful time of fellowship and food. We met some new friends. We are glad to hear that her husband is now home from service. It was good to see him again, as well as a couple others.

We praised God for his provisions and safety. He is so Good!

I got a bit much sun but will survive. It was such a beautiful day.