Who is the Holy Spirit?

If there is one person of the Trinity who gets neglected in the Church, it would have to be the Holy Spirit. We pray to God our Father in the name of Jesus Christ. We study the life of Jesus and use the term ‘God’ as shorthand to refer to God the Father. But when do...

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A Forgotten Feast

Last week, I wrote to you about a forgotten fast in the Church: Rogation Sunday. This week I would point you towards a forgotten feast: Ascension Sunday. Next Sunday, we will celebrate the feast of the Ascension. Technically, the feast of the Ascension occurs on...

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A Forgotten Fast

This Easter season has been filled with many joyous occasions but also much sorrow for our congregation. This past week has felt particularly heavy. Several of our members are facing difficult and challenging circumstances, from health issues to house issues to the...

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Why Confirmation?

Confirmations are coming up on Sunday, May 27 when our Bishop comes to visit. As a priest, I often get asked, “What is confirmation? And why should I be confirmed?” Both of these are great questions. If you are coming from another Christian tradition or are new to the...

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Gishaka preschool

This morning we traveled up the bumpy, mud-slick mountain road to Gishaka church in Bumbogo Parish. Jean-Paul is the leader there for the church and there is also a preschool. The children are on holiday due to the remembrance time of the genocide. However, the...

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Plentiful harvests in hearts and fields

Today we went around to meet Matthew Von Herulis, director of Sowers of Hope, and to hear about the agricultural ministry to reduce malnutrition and disease. The Agrifaith program is an educational/membership program that teaches farmers how to minister to the soul as...

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A vision and a willing heart

Bill Norwood was called to Rwanda through his work on the Trinity mission team helping Fr. David search for a long-term mission partnership. Fr. David met Brandon Walsh earlier and invited him to a meeting. The mission team enjoyed continuing the conversation over...

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Fellowship and unity

On Tuesday, the men from the mission team attended “holy smokes” (a men’s group) with father Brandon. It was a very eye-opening experience. We were able to talk about racial tension, economic development, and poverty. Personally, for me, it was very important to hear...

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Day 3

We arrived safely last night and were met by our host, Brandon Walsh, and a local named Daniel who works at the church and is the Director of Operations for Hope on a Thousand Hills. We brought 6 huge bins of pre-k supplies and there wasn't enough room between the two...

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Enroute

 Traveling across the world, as exciting as it is, can be nothing short of exhausting with flight times over eight hours. The first leg of our journey began on Easter Sunday by car to the Atlanta airport. We transported our own luggage, 6 giant plastic tubs full of...

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