Jul
17
2011

“Real World Rwanda”

Hello All,

Lots I want to write, but been struggling to get online…and now it is getting late – I had to go watch the U.S Women’s Soccer Team play in the final of the Women’s World Cup – sad to say they lost to Japan in shoot-outs.  :(   But I wanted to write quickly to ask for your prayers.

I am leaving tomorrow to go teach at Butaka Seconday School for the week.  This is a growing school in a rural area – no electricity (unless the generator is going) and no running water.  I will be living with the headmaster, Terrence (Pastor Esron’s brother), and his wife and 7 month old son for the week.  I am excited (and just a little nervous) to experience life the way most Rwandans live it…if only for a short time.  Please pray that I can be a blessing to this family and not a burden.  Please pray also that my good health continues.

I will be teaching  biology.  While I have been given a very basic overview of what they would like me to teach – and I’ve been told they do have textbooks in English – I really don’t know what to expect…or what they are expecting of me.  Since I am a planner, this is going to be a challenge for me.  So, please pray that I plan as well as I can (in the next 24 hours)…and then I trust God for the rest.  Pray that I can have a positive impact on the students and staff of the school and that I can be a blessing to them in some way.  Thanks!

Finally, please continue to keep Pastor Esron and the Evangelical Free Church of Rwanda in your prayers.  Pray for wisdom for him; for unity among the pastors, church leaders, and congregation; and that they will have a positive impact on their community.

Thanks a lot!

God bless,

Jen

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