Back to Kigali

The last couple weeks have been fairly eventful: Mike and I both travelled to Kigali to participate in ministry opportunities, and last week was the beginning of the memorial time marking 20 years since the genocide. I worked with the Discipleship Training School on their last week of lecture phase before they left for outreach in Uganda  This particular group was quite young in general, and contained 14 students from Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, & USA.  I taught on public speaking, sharing testimonies & the gospel, outreach expectations, and of course, teambuilding and all of the things that come up in the course of these challenges. I really enjoy teaching this kind of thing because it helps people see the transition phase between what we learn and what we do.  Are we kind when we are under stress?  Do we critisize and complain?  Do we rise to challenges or want to give up quickly?

the team's expectations for their outreach in Uganda

the team’s expectations for their outreach in Uganda

Working together to accomplish a challenge (getting the ball to a certain point without letting it fall)

Working together to accomplish a challenge (getting the ball to a certain point without letting it fall)

team blindfold challenge

team blindfold challenge

Explaining the challenge (I always look so angry in pictures where I'm talking... it makes me wonder if I look that way when its not stop-motion.)

Explaining the challenge (I always look so angry in pictures where I’m talking… it makes me wonder if I look that way when its not stop-motion.)

And of course, our time involved food!  We both got to help the Kigali base prepare and serve a big celebration meal: to send out the DTS team, welcome a South African outreach team, and say farewell to Emmanuel, the base cook of many years.  (He will be sorely missed.)

serving food (doesn't my wonderful husband take such flattering pictures of me!?)

serving food
(doesn’t my wonderful husband take such flattering pictures of me!?)

Mike was able to teach another cooking class with Hagari ministries.  This time it was bread.  (Bread had been their request, even though they don’t have an oven at home, so won’t be able to replicate it.) More about the memorial week coming soon…

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