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More adventures in Kigeme, Rwanda

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.


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


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


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


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


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


Rev Jean Chrysostom and his family.


A music workshop led by Janice in Kigeme Cathedral


The Pender Harbour mission team


Janice Hird at the Kigeme Anglican High School


The Kigeme children did not need much to enjoy themselves.


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


An outdoor Bible Study held on the Kigeme Cathedral grounds.


Some of the newer diocesan outreach facilities.


The Kigeme Diocesan offices.


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


Previous Rwandan bishops


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


The Bishop’s family with Janice


Janice really appreciated the welcome that we received.


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


Greetings from Kigeme to Canada


14,000 kilometres to meet these dear people.


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


High School education means a lot to the Kigeme Anglicans.


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


Walking up to the Kigeme Anglican High School.


Welcome to the Kigeme Anglican High School


We were given a tour by the Chemistry teacher.


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


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


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

Rev. Dr. Ed Hird, BSW, MDiv, DMin

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