Posted by: thekingfamilyinRwanda | May 26, 2012

King Family Update, May 26,2012

Ruhengeri, Rwanda

King Family Update May 26, 2012

            It is Pentecost Eve here in Ruhengeri.  Caleb will preach tomorrow at the English service at the Cathedral.  Right now he is out at the hydro site with Lydia and Moses, and will finish preparing his sermon when he returns.

One sad part of missionary life is the departure of other missionaries, when they return to Europe, US or wherever their home is.  This week we were sad to say good bye to my cousin, Sara Smith, who lived with us for almost 9 months.  She became an important part of our family, and was especially helpful with home schooling Lydia.  We are glad that we can see her when we go home next.

We were also sad to say good bye to the Schumann family, who served with us in Shyira for 3 years.  They were faithful in their work and in their friendship and we, and many in Shyira, will miss them, as they have returned to Germany.

On a brighter note, Heike, the mother in a newly arrived German missionary family, and I have started English Service Sunday School with the help of Pastor Agnes and others at the Cathedral and it is going well.  It is pretty low-tech: no snacks, few if any crafts, just singing, prayer, a Bible story, and memorizing Bible verses.  However, the children enjoy it and it seems like more children are coming to the service-Praise the Lord! We are especially thankful for

Sunday School

Apollo, a young Rwandan man who is helping us.

We have had a lot of rain recently and in the countryside, there has been a lot of flooding, causing

 loss of homes, and lives.  The rain seems to be tapering off.  Please pray for the families that will be trying to rebuild their homes.

Our relatively “big news” is that in the fall, Caleb and I will be serving at Rift Valley Academy, as dorm parents, for one trimester. We always had a dream that we could work at RVA, and be there as a family before our oldest daughter Sara graduates in 2014.  We received this opportunity and we are grateful that we can go and serve at this incredible school for missionary children that has made it possible for us to serve overseas! Lydia is aloso looking forward to going to a “real” school with her sibs.  Please pray for the logistics of arranging this move.  We will return to Rwanda in January.

We were recently encouraged by the visit of a strong Christian woman from Shyira; she came to give us special Bible verses that the Lord had laid upon her heart for us.  Interestingly, one of the passages, Isaiah 41: 8-14 was one that several people also gave us last year, when we left Shyira.  Here is part of it, verse 10:

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God.  I will strenghen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Thank you for the prayers and support that make it possible for us to serve our Lord in Rwanda.

In  the name of our upholding, strengthening, and righteous Saviour,

Caleb & Louise King

For donations:
Bridge2Rwanda
1818 N. Taylor
Box 322,
Little Rock, AR 72207,
or online at http://www.bridge2rwanda.org/get-involved/borrowed-talent <http://www.bridge2rwanda.org/get-involved/borrowed-talent>

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Responses

  1. Thanks so much Louise and Caleb, for keeping us all up to date on how you are. I praise God that you are able to follow the desire of your hearts to share life with your children at RVA this fall. May you all be blessed.
    In Christ,
    Meg

  2. Hey Louise! Sally Williamson posted a link to your blog on facebook and I have just enjoyed reading every entry!! How wonderful that Charles will be coming to be with you this summer! We have just arrived at pawley’s for our two weeks, and the Satchers will be joining us later today. Wish you all were going to be here so we could visit in person. I think of you and pray for you all often! So excited for your family being together at RVA this fall! I know God will bless your special time together! Love to you and I can’t wait for your next entry!! Many blessings, Kristi Gibbs

    • Kristi, great to hear from you! We wish we could be with you and the Satchers. Give my love to them and to your family. Thanks for your prayers!

  3. HI, I am living in Lake Bunyonyi and homeschooling my children…do you know any families in Kigali that you can help introduce me to? Thanks, Crystal
    crystal.atukunda@gmail.com

    • Crystal-thanks for your comment. Here is the email of Meg Folta, who is home schooling her 3 boys in Kigali-mgfolta@gmail.com. Yours, Louise

  4. Stumbled into this.. miss you all!

    • We miss you too! What are you up to these days? I know Caleb would like to hear from you,
      Louise


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