Jun
15
2011
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Mwiriwe (good evening) 
I am happy to say we made it safely with all 20+ pieces of luggage! It was a long plane ride I won’t lie but it was worth it and we have only been here one day. There are lots of kids and they are EXTREMELY cute! :-) Today we brought donations to the clinic. We saw the school, clinic, cyber cafe, church, & brick making machine in Remera. We found out these kids LOVE balloons!!! Tomorrow we are scheduled to make bricks, work in the garden, bring supplies to school & when the kids are done with school we will definitely play with the kids!! Thanks for the prayers and keep them coming please!! :-) Muramukeho (good night)
Meghan &Jen

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Jun
12
2011
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The Team

Hi All,

Just got back from being with the Rwanda mission team.  First, we were commissioned for our trip at church this morning. Definitely a blessing to be prayed for by the whole congregation!  Then, we went over to the Mason’s to pack up all our donation items (lots of math textbooks for the schools there, among other things – I think we had 12 suitcases of just donations items!) and have a little farewell barbecue.  Very nice.

Wanted to share a picture of the team (minus Elizabeth, who was being welcomed into the junior high group at church when this was taken – sorry):

2011 Rwanda Mission Team

(from left to right) Byron Berry, Rick Hendel, Rick Mason, Meghan McBride (kneeling), Shane Mason, Laurie McBride, Mike McBride, Lorraine Aanerude, & Jen Blevins

Please keep us all in your prayers!  Departure is less than 24 hours away!

Thanks,

Jen

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Jun
11
2011
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Update from the McBride’s 2 days before the trip…

Hi,

This is Meghan speaking for the McBride’s and my grandma Lorraine. We are very busy in our home tonight, we are busy packing before the big trip in a few days! As you can see in the picture we aren’t quite packed yet but my mom is all nice and organized in the family room. So we are letting her do her thing so we don’t mess her up!! My family and I are super excited for our first family mission trip together. We are also excited to share our stories with you while we are gone over this blog. Thanks for your prayer & support as we prepare to leave and these next couple weeks while we are half way around the globe!

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Jun
10
2011
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Name change

Hi All,

Yes, you are in the right place.  As I am not the only person on this team, nor am I the only person who will be posting (hopefully!), I got rid of my name in the title (Look at that – only blogging for a couple days, and I already figured out how to edit that!  :).  Sorry for any confusion.

Well, time to get back to my “To Do” list.  However, some of the team still have to be at their jobs today.  Please pray that they are able to wrap things up well and have the time they need to prep for the trip.

Thanks!

Jen

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Jun
08
2011
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First “official” blog!

Hi All!

This is Jen, and I’d like to welcome you to the first “official” blog posting…not only my first for our 2011 Rwanda Mission Trip, but also my first blog of any kind ever!  For those of you who know me well, this should come as no surprise as I am not super techy.  So, I will do my best.  :)

I hope to recruit other members of the team from Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church to do some entries as well.  There are 10 of us going altogether – a great group with which I am really looking forward to serve!  I will try to post a picture of our group so you can see everyone on the team next time.

Until then…lots of work/school to wrap up, errands to run, and packing to do! Please pray that it all gets done, but more importantly that we are prepared spiritually for what God has planned for us in Rwanda!

Thanks and blessings,

Jen

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Jun
07
2011
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Countdown Begins…6 days Away!

Preparation is underway for our trip departing Monday, June 13, 2011 at 3:30pm from MSP to Kigali, Rwanda!

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