Once a month on a Saturday morning, all Rwandans take part in a Community service event. With Pastor Paul, we were able to share in preparing the ground for a new elementary school. That day we were also able to attend the distribution of the goats.
The goats produce manure which is used as fertilizer to produce better kitchen gardens to feed their children.
Pastor Paul, Dean of the Kigeme Cathedral, preparing to take place in the monthly Community Service Day.
The Elementary School Principal helping prepare the ground for a new elementary school.
Yours truly, playing my part…
Pastor James, Director of Evangelism and the Bible School for the Kigeme Diocese, taking part in the Community Service Day.
It was great to play a part in preparing for the new elementary school
Many agencies are involved in helping rebuild Rwanda. We don’t often hear the good news stories.
The goats waiting to be distributed to the mums, each marked with their own number to avoid confusion.
The mothers are thrilled to soon be received their own goats.
Dancilla has been so successful in eliminating infant mortality.
Some of the goats are rather lively, requiring that you hold them by the leg…
Janice Hird with Pastor Paul at the Ceremony for distributing the goats.
The mums were very pleased to have their pictures taken with their new goats.
Dancilla meeting with one of the mums
Dancilla has done an amazing job improving the health of the Kigeme mums.
Pastor Paul with Dancilla.
Mothers are also being taught how to do microbusinesses through training in sowing.
Pastor Paul took us to the Kikongoro Parish Guest House.
The Guest House in Kikongoro is new and well-laid out.
We visited All Saints Church in Kikongoro where Pastor Assiel looks after 800+ lively Anglicans.
The inside of the All Saints Anglican Church building
A Music Leader from All Saints Kikongoro with Pastor Paul
During our visit to Kikongoro, Pastor Paul enabled us to find a shop where we purchased two sets of guitar strings, which really helped the music practices at the Kigeme Cathedral.
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