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Rwanda 2012, Part Eight

February 6, 2013

It’s Sunday morning back in Gisenyi for the final two days of our visit here.  Breakfast is included in our hotel room rate so it’s up several flights of stairs to the restaurant. We were served different l kinds of fruit as well as toast and jam with our choice of drinks.

Breakfast at the hotel

Breakfast at the hotel

After breakfast we were off to Church at the Bridge Church of the Nazarene in Gisenyi.  The service started with several songs done by the local band with dancing and singing by some of the local church members. The worship here is full of love and joy with everyone participating in the service.  Adrian, the missionary that was here to teach English classes in the church school, is heading home after a year of teaching and takes time to tell everyone goodby as she prepares to leave. Several of us give our testimony based on our experiences in Rwanda before the morning service.

The praise bamd

The Praise Band

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Singing the Gospel

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Saying Good By to the Congregation

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Giving testimony

After church services and a great sermon by our team leader, Dave, on “Running the Race”,  from Hebrews 12:1-3 and James 1:2-9, we were off to a dinner at the La Cornish Hotel. The team is hosting a dinner for the church leaders and members as a way to say thank you for all of the hospitality we have received.

Dinner with the Chirch Leaders

Dinner with the Church Leaders

After dinner it was back to the hotel for a little rest before a concert at the Church in the afternoon. Along with the praise band there were a number of individual singers and groups that sang and danced to Gospel music. After the concert we returned to Pastor Simon’s house for the evening meal. They had butchered a goat and were cooking goat kabobs on a charcoal grill. Another delicious meal with all of the fixings including fruit and vegetables galore, rice, pasta, potatoes, bread and rolls.

Goat on the Grill

Goat on the Grill

Again we have been blessed by God’s goodness and the hospitality of the wonderful people of Rwanda. The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy
28:2, “All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God”.  We return to the hotel for a good night’s rest so we can return to the job site tomorrow and lend a small hand before we leave for home.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. February 6, 2013 2:54 pm

    Lee,
    Hope you have a safe trip back to the frozen tundra of Michigan!

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