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Rwanda 2012, Part Nine, The End

March 26, 2013

It’s our last day in Gisenyi today and we finally get to return to the job site and see the progress that has been made on the church during our absence.  In addition we will be giving away three cows to local residents who are in need.  We are surprised to see how much work has been  accomplished.   Some of the roof has been started and all of the window frames have been installed.

Starting To put the roof on the Chapel

Starting To put the roof on the Chapel

The back wall of the chapel that we helped start the week before was  finished. The workers are now concentrating on the front and sides of the building.

Completed back wall of the chapel

Completed back wall of the chapel

All of the window frames have now been installed in the Chapel.

New window frames installed

New window frames installed

The block layers are now working on laying the cement blocks between the window frames and the cement pillars which will hold the windows in place.

Blocking in the window frames

Blocking in the window frames

The team”s job today is to assist the block layers by carrying blocks to the work site and handing the blocks and mortar to them so they can complete the job.

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The last task for the team is to participate in presenting three cows to some of the local residence of the village. The cows have been purchased by the  “work and witness” team to help support the village where the orphans and their families live. After lunch we all gathered in the village with many of the villagers,  local and government officials, for the presentation.

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Once the crowd gathered and the speeches were over the presentation began. Officials had selected three villagers that they felt were most deserving and had a history of taking good care of their possessions in the past. This is important as the people will be held accountable for the well-being of the animals in the future. The cows had been inspected by the government officials to be sure they had their shots and were healthy before they were purchased. Below are the cows being presented to the villagers.

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What a wonderful trip this has been. We were able to meet a lot of wonderful people, make new friends, and get a little work done in spite of the circumstances in the Congo. We all felt like we had fulfilled the scripture where James says in: James 1:27 (NIV)  “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” Our hope is that through our presence here in Rwanda people would see the spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ in us.

The last act of the team before we departed for our homes was to present the provincial flag of Prince Edward Island, Canada to Pastor Simon as a reminder of the team”s contribution to the Ndengera Foundation, Child Development Center and the Ndengera Clinic. May God bless them all.

Team presentation the flag to Simon

Team presentation the flag to Simon

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