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Update on Rwanda Trip, August 8, 2017

Dear Friends,
Here are a few highlights from our Rwanda Team thus far:
After spending time in Kigali with Bp. Louis and Winnie, the team headed off for Mybo on Saturday.  Once in Mybo, they had a tour of the new school building and spent time with the staff.  They also spent time with the Compassion project and their staff.  On Sunday, they were treated to a lively worship service (that lasted three hours!), with presentations from all of the choirs in the church.  Brian preached with a translator present and presided over the dedication of the new cornerstone for the new school building.  The team had lunch at Felicien’s house and met with Stephen Gahigi who had just presided over 55 baptisms at his own church!
The folks from the agricultural project, Echo, arrived Sunday night–an American who lived in Tanzania for 40 years and a Rwandan who is helping the church in Development.  Over 30 farmers showed up Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. to receive what was described as “transformative training”.  The two trainers are eager to help the Diocese formulate a realistic plan of development.  The team also visited a cell group from the Mybo parish and got to see the early church in action.
Please continue to hold them in your prayers.  They will continue their agricultural training today and return to Kigali Thursday to meet with our Compassion children and begin the long journey home – arriving at Dulles Friday afternoon.