The Blog

Changing Seasons

Thu, 2017-10-05

A sigh of relief can be heard across Kigali. Friends of ours, along with many, have been watching their water tanks deplete over the summer dry season. Another few days and things will start to get difficult.

Cow update

Tue, 2017-10-03

Two years ago, Loanhead Church bought a cow. The cow then had a calf and started providing a steady supply of milk which was sold. One of the beneficiaries of this milk money was a widow who was given a sewing machine which she has been using to earn a living. The lady has just completed a batch of ten shopping bags, by special request, which will return with us at the end of this trip.

A new Pastor for Rutonde

Sat, 2017-09-30

It is with some sadness that we bid farewell to Pastor Jean d'Amour who has been looking after Rutonde Parish for the Presbyterian Church. He has gone to seek pastures new. His replacement is the experienced Zacharie Mboyi who has come in with many good ideas.

Progress and hope

Sun, 2017-09-24

It is almost ten years since Mission Rwanda first landed in Kigali on our first exploratory visit. It is a couple of years less than that since we met Steven who ever since has been our guide, fixer and general dig-out-of-hole specialist.

Ingenious technology

Sun, 2017-09-24

While on a visit to Steven's farm we met the team building a new fenced enclosure. As will be found anywhere in the world, these workmen had a radio playing their favourite music. The radio they were using wasn't quite as basic as a cat's whisker (look it up) but still hung there on the fence begging to be photographed.

Of fish and prison

Thu, 2017-01-26

There is a family which Loanhead Parish Church has been supporting for a couple of years now. The original intention was to enable the child of a young mother to go to school. The little girl has been doing very well at school where she is fed each day, which helps her mother.

A calf and its legacy

Sat, 2017-01-21

Marie-Therese originally comes from Tanzania but has settled in Kigali with her husband Jean-Pierre. She runs a Saturday church for local children and uses that as a way of helping struggling local families. We are more than happy to help her.