Everyone arrived safely in Kigali Saturday night and traveled safely by bus to Musanze. All 17 of us plus our friend Milly, bus driver Eugene and ALL of our luggage fit like a Tetris puzzle in the Sonise School bus.
We were greeted upon arrival by the staff of The Garden Place hotel, the new hotel owned by Shyira Diocese located behind the cathedral. Those coming from Uganda were especially delighted by the comfortable beds and even more by the hot showers. They also appreciated the tile floors of the bathroom in contrast to the mud surrounding their Uganda shower.
Sunday morning we met with Bishop at breakfast. He was on his way to the Phillipines, but we got to visit with him if only briefly.
We were able to worship at the Cathedral from 9am until after 12:30 pm. Our own Gary Clowers encouraged us as well as the Rwandan congregation that we are all called to full- time ministry no matter what our day job may be. As the apostle Paul called us: "Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." (1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV)
We begin our work in the Lord in earnest tomorrow. Please pray that God will be glorified in all we do and say.