by Rev Dr Ed Hird
Sunday was the culmination of the week for us: the joy, the worship, the dancing was electric as we gathered at Kigeme Cathedral. I preached there on Titus Chapter 3, sharing about my Grandfather Vic Hird’s coming back to faith. At the end of the sermon, I gave an altar call in which many gave their lives to Jesus and five came forward to receive ministry from Bishop Augustin.
Pastor Samuel, a priest in the Kigeme Diocese
a banner in the vestry/prayer room of the Kigeme Cathedral
Janice Hird preparing to lead two worship songs at the Sunday Kigeme Cathedral services. The Rwandan people are eager to work hard at learning English, including singing in English.
The atmosphere was electric during Sunday morning worship at the Kigeme Cathedral
A good sunhat is very helpful in protecting from the strong Rwandan sun.
Nadine the Bishop’s niece took us on a tour via an interesting side trail.
Cows are very valuable in the rebuilding of the Rwandan society.
The beauty of Rwandan’s 1000 hills is breathtaking.
Returning from the Sunday afternoon journey with Nadine.
Meeting up with the Rev Caroline Spence and her mission team from our sister congregation Christ the Redeemer in Pender Harbour, BC
You can click on Kids for Kids to learn more about the Rev Caroline Spence’s outreach to Rwanda.
This is the first house that we helped build six years ago for a genocide widow.
Everywhere you go, you meet lively interested children.
The Pender Harbour Mission team, with the help of some Ontario dairy farmers, donated a needed cow to this Kigeme widow.
There are already over 200 people attending this Chapel, despite that it only has four benches so far. The hunger for the gospel among the Rwandan people is remarkable.
Rev. Dr. Ed Hird, BSW, MDiv, DMin
-Click to check out our newest marriage book For Better For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship on Amazon. You can even read the first two chapters for free to see if the book speaks to you.
-The sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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