Thursday, January 30, 2014

Monkey Tuesday

 We took Tuesday off for a rest, and to go see some monkeys!
Saw longhorn cattle.
Nice vegetation.
Leona got up close to get her shots!!!
But no monkeys in the trees. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mats

Liz
Leona 
Diane 
Okay, so now that I have us on, I'll put on the real students.
They were very quick at catching on to making the mats and doing the embroidery work Liz taught.
Violet
Floratine
Teddy
Anne Marie
Shemusa
Esther
Pelagie
Delphine
Providence
Chantal
Epiphanie
Todoziya
Latifa
Rosene
Claudine
Alvaste
Donata
Theodette
Onoline
Eppy

Our ride home from 'downtown' Nyagatare after a long day of grading the mats!!!

Praising God for His protection on us each day.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Praising The Lord

Today was GREAT!!!
We all were very blessed by the love these people have to give,
it's hard not to love them back so dearly!!!

Alphonsine is good at reminding me that we need to take pictures when we are all dressed up. 
So before the van came to pick us up, we got in a few shots!

Leona wanted all the hair colors!!!
Love this one!
Decorations on the wall that Leona brought over!!!
Gifts for Liz & Leona
After we were finished at the "Jesus Is Lord Temple" we headed over to the Kaberizi Jesus Is Lord. They waited for us to come after their service. They sang a song while we entered, hugging our way up to the front!
 This church did not have a roof when Leona & Fraser were here in May last year - now they do!!
 Picture of the congregation and the outside.
 Beautiful people!

 Then we headed to the next daughter church, Karahozo Jesus Is Lord.
They are meeting in a small house and mostly have it outside! 
We all got to share a word or two at each of the churches,
to encourage them and bless them.
By now it is about 2:30 pm and they have waited for us to come!
Leona shared
Liz shared
Peter shared
 I shared too, and then was asked to pray and bless the people and church. 
What an honor. I was not able to be involved with the planting of this church, 
new since Dec. 8, 2013, but Peter was and he was happy to be able to have me come.
I was glad to have been able to go this time and be encouraged by the attendance and desire they have to learn about God. Pastor John and his wife Pastor Teddy are missed at our church but are doing a great job at the new church.

Pastor John & Pastor Teddy
 After the prayer Leona had her hands full of little hands!

 We then headed over to Franswa's house.
She is living in it, not quite finished, but has the doors and windows in!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pizza and Cinnamon Buns and Lots More

Today was filled with lots to do!
 Alphonsine taught Liz how to wash Rwandan style!
Leona did dishes,
and I made cinnamon buns!
Leona made pizza dough,
and Liz put on the toppings.
 We baked them in our oven and
Christian and Anne came over to bake pizza and bread too!
Moses and Andrew, Leona and Fraser's interpreters from their last trip to Rwanda,
came for a visit, and enjoyed our home made pizza.
Alphonsine happened to know Andrew, a surprise for her that he came!
 Our day is done, full of good food (also had some of Leona's rice pudding - which had a hint of lemon grass flavor in it as Alphonsine thought she was to make lemon grass tea after she bought the milk - turned out mighty tasty!!!!), lots done and great visits with friends. Tomorrow is will be another day filled with activity, but I'll tell about that another day!

Good memories made!