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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Rwanda Mission Day 1

Our team is as diverse as they come: a lawyer, a retired teacher, a musician, a project manager, audio tech/custodian, and outreach director/realtor with a plethora of talents. We were limited on time for our preparations and our first attempt at Lenten supper series...

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Fast Forty, Feast Fifty

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! This is the traditional greeting of Christians all over the world for the season of Easter. Our season of preparation has come to a close, and a season of rejoicing is upon us. The alleluias have been...

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Week 6: Fast Food

Scripture is clear that God delights to give us food. God carefully planted a garden for the first humans to feast on and enjoy (Genesis 2:8). Heaven is a place of feasting, where there is more than enough food (Isaiah 25:6). At the same time, Scripture is clear that...

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