Happy New Year 2022! We hope and pray that you are aware of God’s love and peace around and in you in these days. It is so amazing to spend time focused on God’s gift of Jesus, “God-with-us”!!! The past year has been great in some ways and quite difficult in other ways. But through it all, we praise God that he is with us!
It has been encouraging to hear testimony from pastors and others that we have discipled in D for D. We have heard great stories of how some took times of lockdown to be more intentional in discipling their kids to be whole-life disciples of Jesus. When churches were closed, many in our groups started times of worship and Bible study with their families. Some pastors have shared how God helped provide for all of their needs through very difficult financial times due to COVID-19. Many people have not had enough to eat, but God has helped these pastors to steward what what he gives them and they have continued to have enough.
Yesterday two women from the U.S. arrived in Rwanda and will be here for almost three weeks. They are both seeking direction from God about a sense of being called to be missionaries. Would you please pray with us for their time with us?
Next week we will be visited by a few EFM leaders who will be with us in important conversations about God’s mission to bring people in all nations to himself with the Evangelical Friends of Rwanda and then in Burundi with Evangelical Friends there. Would you please pray for those conversations? The Rwanda meeting will be on the 13th and 14th. The Burundi meeting will be on the 17th and 18th. Please pray that God will raise up African Friends to go as missionaries and that the churches will catch the vision for taking the gospel to the nations!
Please pray for blessing in conversations, for the Lord to speak to these future missionaries, our safety in trips (COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in this part of the world as it is elsewhere), and for my family as I will be in Burundi for several days and then mandatory quarantine when I return to Rwanda.