EFM Future Missionary Training Trip | Rwanda
Having recently retired from a university teaching career I am praying about how and where God might use me next. It has been a delight to join EFM’s future missionary training trips that provide cultural immersion and opportunities to learn from local leaders and missionaries on the front lines.
In January I was able to spend three weeks on the future missionary trip to Rwanda, Africa. I enjoyed getting to know our current missionaries, the Carpenter family, learn culture, make friends, and get firsthand training exposure to the whole life discipleship method being used there called Discipling for Development (D4D). It was especially meaningful for me to witness how people are coming to Christ and experiencing the abundant life promised as they learn through the D4D program how to wholly walk with God.
It was a privilege to be part of the joint meetings between EFM leadership and Rwandan church leaders to discuss partnering with them to reach unreached people in surrounding African countries.
My experience in Rwanda has spurred me to continue pursuing options for future missionary service and especially prompted me to get further training in Discipling for Development. Regardless of where he leads me, I’m excited to see that God is working in central Africa, and so happy to explore how I can further be a part of it. Thank you, EFM, for this opportunity.
EFM Future Missionary