Today we leave Rwanda. Yesterday we shopped, the youth worked on planning for their upcoming fall retreats, and we met with leaders of the Lutheran Church of Rwanda. We talked about our experiences, and heard from the bishop and others about their activities and hopes for the future. It was good to hear about the plans and dreams for ministry here - from Sunday School curriculum, to building a house where women can be trained in income generating activities; the hope for a synod office where all departments can have space and support; the development and capacity building plans of the newly formed Rwandan Lutheran Development Services.
It will be hard to say goodbye to the friends we have made here, but we hope to meet again soon, and many email addresses have been exchanged to stay in contact until that time when we meet again.
We pray for safe travel, and for the relationships begun here to flourish.
I will post pictures when I'm home. We are getting 4 Cds full of pictures from many cameras so I'll have many to choose from.