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Saturday in Kigeme, Rwanda

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By Rev. Ed Hird

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 through the Healthy Mum’s Project.

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The goats produce manure which is used by the mums as fertilizer to produce better kitchen gardens to feed their children.

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Pastor Paul, Dean of the Kigeme Cathedral, preparing to take place in the monthly Community Service Day.

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The Elementary School Principal helping prepare the ground for a new elementary school.

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 Yours truly, playing my part…

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Pastor James, Director of Evangelism and the Bible School for the Kigeme Diocese, taking part in the Community Service Day.

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It was great to play a part in preparing for the new elementary school

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Many agencies are involved in helping rebuild Rwanda. We don’t often hear the good news stories.

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The goats waiting to be distributed to the mums, each marked with their own number to avoid confusion.

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The mothers are thrilled to soon be received their own goats.

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Dancilla the Healthy Mums Project Nurse who has been so successful in eliminating infant mortality.

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Some of the goats are rather lively, requiring that you hold them by the leg…

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Janice Hird with Pastor Paul at the Ceremony for distributing the goats to the mums

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The mums were very pleased to have their pictures taken with their new goats.

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Dancilla the Healthy Mums Project Nurse meeting with one of the mums

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Dancilla the Healthy Mums Project Nurse has done an amazing job improving the health of the Kigeme mums.

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Pastor Paul with Dancilla the Healthy Mums Project Nurse.

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Goats for Kigeme mums through the Healthy Mums Project.

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Mothers are also being taught how to do microbusinesses through training in sowing.

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Pastor Paul took us to the Kikongoro Parish Guest House.

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The Guest House in Kikongoro is new and well-laid out.

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We visited All Saints Church in Kikongoro where Pastor Assiel looks after 800+ lively Anglicans.

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The inside of the All Saints Anglican Church building

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A Music Leader from All Saints Kikongoro with Pastor Paul

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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.

Rev Ed Hird, Rector

St Simon’s Church North Vancouver

Anglican Mission in Canada

-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback andebook form.  Dr. JI Packer wrote the foreword, saying “I heartily commend what he has written.” The book 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 we can embrace a holistically healthy life.

In Canada, Amazon.ca has the book available in paperback and ebook. 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.

Indigo also offers the paperback and the Kobo ebook version.  You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook.

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.

– In order to obtain a signed copy of the prequel book Battle for the Soul of Canada, please send a $18.50 cheque to ED HIRD, 102 – 15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 0A5. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD.  This can also be done by PAYPAL using the e-mail ed_hird@telus.net . Be sure to list your mailing address. The Battle for the Soul of Canada e-book can be obtained for $4.99 CDN/USD.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca 

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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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