Well, we moved!!! and the internet is slower here, Ryabega, than in Nyagatare!
So you likely will see less posts on my blog till the internet speed changes.
We are in Kigali for the weekend and so I taking advantage of the internet.
April 30th we moved from Nyagatare to Ryabega, and are house sitting for a couple,
Mike & Amanda, while they are in Canada for a few months.
Meanwhile, we need to look for a place to move into when they get back -
- Please pray with us that we will find the place God wants for us here.
We are new to the village and the children found out where we live and it can be a tad bit annoying about the time they are finished school. If I'm walking home at that time from the sewing school, they will walk with me and when we get to our house, I tell them I've had a long day at work and try to get them to leave, as they want to visit me at my house. If we are already at home when they pass by, well they don't pass by, they stand at the road and yell until our dog barks and eventually she stops and they do too, and then they leave. I'm sure that this is all in the process of being 'NEW' in the neighborhood and that it will wear off. It is amazing how much English they know and that we can communicate with them. There is of course a great need too, in reaching the children in this country as there is in any country!
Well, here's some pictures of what's been happening -
|Sewing school - we are learning seam allowances - 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch!|
|The landlord at the school made a cement walk to the 'sqautty potty' - nice when it's raining!|
|Three of the 5 stalls at the sewing school we rent - office, classroom and production room.|
|We had a hen come into the classroom one day - I'm sure she had an egg to lay but never did.|
|Painting the school - Landlord assures me he wants it to look smart!|
|We planted some flowers and veggies at the school from our house in Nygatare in preparation for our move to Ryabega.|
|More color to the school building!|
|We squeezed in an anniversary dinner on the 29th - brochettes and chips!|
|The moving crew that helped us move our belongings. They did a great job!|
|Master bedroom - using Mike & Amanda's mosquito net.|
|The closet we had built. The board at the top was to fit between the two shelves. Gave me a perfect example to teach the sewing class how important it is for them to know how to measure correctly.|
|I made curtains for the closet. I let Alphonsine go buy the material.|
|Spare bedroom - the 'collect all' room so far.|
|The kitchen - M&A's stove and frig.|
|The dining room.|
|The computer/sewing room.|
|The living room.|
|We had friends over to celebrate our move to Ryabega.|
|And we continue with the students, testing them to see if they know how to use their measuring tapes. I had to use 4 different tapes to grade them, and even then had to wait for class the next day to use their specific tape to grade the test!|
With all that has happened in the last month,
Peter and I feel very much at peace.
We know that God is in all of what is happening here.
We will be moving again in 4 months,
right now we don't know where.
The unknown can be scary.
We are sure that it will be here in Ryabega somewhere,
and that we will continue on with the work we are doing.
We know too, that God wants us to open up a production room,
and store for the ministry to carry on for many more years.
We are continually seeking His guidance.
God is faithful,
He is looking after us,
and we are seeing that His plans are good.
we see Him working.
Sometimes we don't understand the 'why',
and we realize we don't have to know the 'why',
but we do have to be obedient to Him.