All we have to contribute is a “YES”

God provides the power and the provisions. All we have to contribute is a “YES!”, and then follow His lead.” ~ Tom Allen, Rwanda For amazing insights into the life and times of Rwanda, it’s amazing people and how one man chooses a life serving God in Rwanda over a wildly successful career in the USA… go to http://tomallen3.blogspot.com/ – you will become a better person by reading this blog – I’m proof of it  🙂

Beloved Manzi Kevis – Dreams to be a Neurosurgeon

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j_o4V–qCw] In May 2009 a young man named Manzi entered our life for the first time.  Little did we know that he would have such an impact on our hearts and minds in that 10 minute meeting in Musanze, Rwanda.  There was something about Manzi, so unique that I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I knew instantly that he had “IT”.  Looking into his eyes I could see the drive and determination deep in his soul to create a better world.  A better world not only himself but for the people of Rwanda.  When I asked him what he wanted to be after graduating high school, he said with intense passion... read more

Creating a Dream for Manzi

During our trip to Rwanda, Africa in May of this year, we traveled to a very special place called the Sonrise School located in Musanze, Rwanda.  What a treat to meet so many beautiful and loving children, most of them orphans.  As we roamed around the new construction of the high school being built, Keith poked his head into one of the class rooms.  A young man so warm and friendly politely introduced himself as Manzi!  He asked Keith if he played basketball which he did back in the day.  Manzi also shared a love for basketball so they quickly had something in common to share.  I will never forget the way he introduced... read more

Meet Dale Dawson & Bridge2Rwanda.org

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXD-CEICjg&hl=en&fs=1&] The mission of my second half journey officially began through a chance meeting with Dale Dawson and Melissa Yates at an Opportunity International conference. I will write about that experience in an upcoming blog. If you’re going to follow along with me on this journey, it’s important for you to know the people who inspire, encourage and enable others like me to make this choice to live on purpose. Keith and I were fortunate enough to travel with Dale to Rwanda in May 2009 and his heart for Rwanda is so big it could swallow the continent of Africa. If you enjoyed the video and would like to learn more about Bridge2rwanda.org, please... read more