Friday, May 20, 2011

A Fine Example

After supper tonight we joined members of African Transformation Network and Extra Mile for a worship service. ATN is a group of Americans working with Rwandans for progress. Extra Mile is a group of young people orphaned by the genocide who are without homes. Through their relationship with ATN members, these young people are being taught to be leaders who are forgiving and gracious, seeking reconciliation. What a phenomenal place to be and what special people to meet. I have often heard lessons about forgiveness and reconciliation, but have never seen it demonstrated in such a beautiful way. These orphans are living in a society with the very people who took the lives of their families and learning to show the unconditional, undeserved love that Christ showed. This evening was emotional, yet encouraging and challenging to say the least. Hearing prayers, scripture and lessons and singing songs in both English and Kinyarwanda, we worshiped alongside these people who really understand God’s love and mercy. I can’t think of a better place to have been.


  1. So proud of you, Momma. Can't wait for pictures!

  2. I can only imagine! What a moving experience