Sunday, March 30, 2014

Morning Worship

In the airport, we sang, "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah", "The Doxology" and "He Leadeth Me" as Gary led us in Psalm 103:1-5. He taught us from the story of God leading the Israelites from Egypt to and thru the Red Sea. We too will be led by God this week possibly into tight spots, and we seek to see and follow where he would lead us that we too might see His mighty hand at work.

We've Arrived!!!

We have landed safely at the Kigali Airport! 
So happy to be here!

We were met by dear friends at the 
Kigali Airport upon arriving

Packing up the luggage
before driving 2 hours to Musanze

Below are pictures of our layover in Chicago.

Meet "Elsa" the turkey.  Former Rwanda team member(2012/2013), Allison Coates, teaches Kindergarten. Her  classroom made sock puppets for the team to use in Rwanda this year. They will be following Elsa's journey through Rwanda, therefore you will be seeing several pictures of Elsa throughout the blog!
'Elsa' enjoying some Chicago style pizza. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Packing & Commissioning

Yesterday, we had our final meeting where we packed all the supplies and went over last-minute details. After packing we were commissioned by IPC!!! 



Please pray Saturday 5:30AM into Sunday 5:00PM Memphis time for our trip to Rwanda. Rwanda is 7 hours ahead of Memphis time.  You can go to THIS LINK for more specific prayer requests. 

We are excited!!!
To God be all the glory!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rwanda 2014 Update

The IPC Rwanda team is leaving bright and early Saturday morning! 
You can read an update which includes specific prayer needs, Wednesday Commissioning Service details, and more recent updates on the trip at this link.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Rwanda 2014

Our final short-term mission trip to Rwanda is coming up -- March 29 - April 7, 2014.

You can learn more about the trip on the IPC website.

The team members who will be participating this year are:

Matt Olson            Sam Olson                 Chris Treat
Mark Olinger        JaneKelly Husband    Gary Clowers
Tom Pacello         Jana Treat                   Amanda Suddoth
Paul Husband       Madison Treat            Janet Leavell
David Mattingly   Faye Griffin                Elizabeth Martin
Phillip Griffin       Kristen Ireland            Diane Clowers
Dick Day              Holli Payne                Kelly McGuire

Please be in prayer for this trip.

Pray for God's Kingdom to grow as a result of this trip, both in Rwanda and at home in Memphis.
Pray for preparation for the trip both on our end and in Rwanda.
Pray for provision as we gather the supplies needed for the trip.
Pray for protection as we prepare to travel and as we are traveling.

You can participate in corporate prayer for the trip each Wednesday night from 6 - 6:30 pm in the IPC Chapel.

Also please consider attending our commissioning ceremony in the IPC Fellowship Hall on March 26th at 6:15 pm.

Keep an eye on the blog and on the IPC website for updates as we prepare to leave and as we travel to and from Rwanda.