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More adventures in Kigeme, Rwanda

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By Rev. Ed Hird

After a night’s sleep, Janice and I continued our explorations of the Kigeme area with the most helpful assistance of Pastor Paul, Dean of the Kigeme Anglican Cathedral.

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The beauty of Rwanda’s hills is truly breath-taking.

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Through Pastor Paul, we led a Marriage Preparation session for four couples about to be married at the Kigeme Cathedral.

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Pastor Francis is one of the Anglican clergy serving in the Kigeme diocese.

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We were fortunate to be there the same time as the team from Christ the Redeemer Pender Harbour, led by the Rev Caroline Spence.

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We were privileged to be hosted by the Bishop’s wife Virginia and her family.

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Rev Jean Chrysostom and his family.

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A music workshop led by Janice in Kigeme Cathedral

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The Pender Harbour mission team

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Janice Hird at the Kigeme Anglican High School

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The Kigeme children did not need much to enjoy themselves.

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Lush and tropical wherever you look, with two harvesting seasons each year.

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An outdoor Bible Study held on the Kigeme Cathedral grounds.

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Some of the newer diocesan outreach facilities.

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The Kigeme Diocesan offices.

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Being welcomed for tea by Virginia, the Bishop’s wife.

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Previous Rwandan bishops

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The hospitality of the Bishop’s wife was most appreciated.

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The Bishop’s family with Janice

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Janice really appreciated the welcome that we received.

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The gracious hospitality of the Rwandan Anglicans in Kigeme was a real blessing.

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Greetings from Kigeme to Canada

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14,000 kilometres to meet these dear people.

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The door was wide open to our ministry among the Kigeme Anglicans.

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High School education means a lot to the Kigeme Anglicans.

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Many people in Kigeme are very gifted at carrying goods on their heads.

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Walking up to the Kigeme Anglican High School.

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Welcome to the Kigeme Anglican High School

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We were given a tour by the Chemistry teacher.

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It was starting to become darker quickly as we toured the High School.

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A sign encouraging the High School students to wait until marriage.

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Day is done, gone the sun, as we finish our tour of the Kigeme Anglican High School.

 

Rev. Ed Hird, Rector

St. Simon’s Church North Vancouver

Anglican Mission in Canada

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To receive a signed copy within North America, just send a $20 cheque (USD/CAN) to ED HIRD, 102 – 15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 0A5, Canada.

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Author: edhird

I am the Rector of St. Simon's Church North Vancouver, B.C., having served there since 1987. Ordained in 1980, I have also served at St. Philip's Vancouver and St. Matthew's Abbotsford. My wife Janice and I have three sons James, Mark, and Andrew. I was the Past President and Chaplain for Alpha Canada. While serving as the National Chair for Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada, I was one of three co-signers of the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials http://www3.telus.net/st_simons/arm05.htm For the past 26 years, I have been privileged to write over 400 articles as a columnist on spiritual issues for local North Vancouver newspapers. In the last number of years, I have had the opportunity to lead conferences and retreats in Honduras, Rwanda, Washington State, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, and Toronto. My new sequel Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit, with a foreword by Dr JI Packer, is online with Amazon.com in both paperback http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/097820221X/ref=redir_mdp_mobile and ebook form http://tiny.cc/tanhmx . In Canada, Amazon.ca has it available in paperback http://tiny.cc/dknhmx and ebook http://tiny.cc/wmhmmx . It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook ), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook). Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form. Nook gives a sample of the book to read online: http://tiny.cc/vj3bmx . Indigo also offers the Kobo ebook version: http://tiny.cc/kreonx . You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook: http://tiny.cc/1ukiox The book 'Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit' focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus' healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how North Americans can embrace a holistically healthy life. In order to obtain a copy of the prequel book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', #1008-555 West 28th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2J7. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD. For more info, please click on www3.telus.net/st_simons/nsnews030.html

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