Over the last three weeks, my friend, Wendy Stringer, and I have been teaching a class at our local church entitled, “Meeting with God.” For that class, we compiled a resource list of helpful aids in establishing and maintaining a devotional life. I’m posting that list here (and including it as a document for download, if you will find it more helpful as a printable). This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but it can be a good start!Continue Reading
On Saturday night, forty-five minutes before we were supposed to board our flight home from Kigali, an airline agent ushered us from the boarding area. “You’ll need to follow me,” he said in the same broken English he’d used hours earlier when guaranteeing us seats on the standby tickets he issued. I had trusted this as standard procedure for the Kigali airport. Perhaps every passenger was assigned her seat at the gate?
But that was unfortunately naive. Continue Reading
Below, I’ve transcribed an interview with Beatha, a middle-aged woman, who lives in Kigali. Beatha is a client of HOPE International’s micro-finance partner, Urwego Opportunity Bank. Although Beathe’s story of struggle in the wake of the genocide is heart-wrenching, today, Beatha is a successful businesswoman. She praises God for his help.Continue Reading
As one aspect of their ministry in Rwanda, HOPE International partners with Urwego Opportunity Bank to make available financial services to the poor. Urwego provides small group loans to people who lack collateral and would never be able to secure a traditional loan from a commercial bank.Continue Reading