A Forgotten Fast

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...
Why Confirmation?

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...