Haiti Mission

Haiti Mission Update: Mission of Hope IT Training School

Haiti Mission Update Tears of joy roll down my cheeks as I share this update on the Haiti mission taking place at the Mission of Hope, Haiti campus. All that I can think about is how good and gracious our God is to everyone. “The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works. All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord, and Your godly ones shall bless You.  They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power.” – Psalm 145:9-11 (NASB) For almost ten years, serving global missions has been the catalyst for our adventures with God and growing closer to Him.... read more

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So, What’s the Problem? She asked…

God help me! Not because I’m down and out or hitting rock bottom. Not because I don’t have an abundance to live a good life. Not because I don’t have people who love and support me. So what’s the problem? That’s the exact question that my dear Mentor Diane Hale used to ask me when I get to this state of mind. The state of mind that isn’t logical compared to the reality of our life. The state of mind that shifts into panic mode with absolutely no rational reason. It’s just unfocused and overloaded with problems that don’t really exist.  Mark Twain said, “I’ve suffered many dramas in my life, most of which... read more

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God Delivers the Desires of Your Heart

Returning home on a flight from Rwanda in April, 2014 I faced the decision that the mission was not going to move forward and even though it was the right decision for Rwanda, I felt so disappointed. I couldn’t help but doubt and wonder, “was this whole mission conjured up in my mind trying to be a “do-gooder” or was it inspired by God as I initially thought?” After several months of deliberation with myself, I concluded that the plan to open a technology training center in Kigali, Rwanda was indeed “Teresa’s doing” and not God’s will. Had I sought the Lord for discernment on that question, as I would today, I may have... read more

Immaculee IIibagiza found forgiveness from genocide in Rwanda

Her family massacred during the genocide in Rwanda, Immaculee IIibagiza found forgiveness By Kelle Barr | Special to the Kalamazoo Ga… April 23, 2010, 8:59AM KALAMAZOO — Immaculee IIibagiza spent 91 days hiding in a tiny bathroom with seven other women during the genocide in Rwanda — a massacre in the 1990s that left a million people of her Tutsi tribe dead. After Rwanda’s president was killed, members of the Hutu tribe murdered entire families, including IIibagiza’s parents, grandparents and two brothers, she told an audience at the State Theatre on Thursday. “They went from home to home, breaking down doors and hacking people to death,” she said. “I didn’t want to leave, but... read more

This Christmas, Give the Gift of Hope to Rwanda

Listen to Dale’s Message – CEO of Bridge2Rwanda. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATHCskqwBUs&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Make a difference this Christmas season by donating a gift to help the Bridge2Rwanda team… Mobilize and support our growing team of American volunteers who are moving to Rwanda to teach and lend their talents to help Rwandans learn to do it for themselves. Renovate the former military base given to Bishop John by the Rwanda government into a permanent Muhabura University campus in Musanze, where we can create a boarding school environment and begin teaching at least 250 students at a time. I’ve been to Rwanda and witnessed the hearts desires to become the world’s shining light of hope, forgiveness and prosperity in years... read more

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