A Bridge of Hope in Mpumalanga Province

This family of God became my own in January of 2018. When I was there in June of 2019, I noticed that the congregation doubled in number! What is amazing about this congregation is that is mostly made up of children and adults who are under 40 years old. There is no doubt that this congregation has a bright future. Through our partnership we launched the Bridge of Hope Training Center on July 3rd.

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Eyes on the Prize

As I write this blog graduation is still fresh on my mind. This is why I think it’s appropriate to share with you the story of my academic journey. The main message of this story is not really about me bragging, but it is about a story of setting a long-term goal and walking towards that goal while keeping one’s eyes on the prize!

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Innocent Justice
Meet Yvette

My name Is Mahirwe Yvette. I am 21 years old and I’m originally from Rwanda. I left my country due to war and I am currently living in South Africa. I’m from a family of five, four girls and one parent (mother) and I am the first born. My father abandoned us while I was still young and ever since then we haven’t heard from him again.  My mother is the only one taking care of us. She is not educated and being a foreigner in a foreign country with no higher education makes it hard to find a decent paying job.

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Innocent Justice
A New Vision with a New Name

Changing names is a practice that individuals or organizations do when necessary. There is something individuals or organizations that change names have in common. In many cases names are changed to fit the new purpose. For instance, in Genesis 32:22-32, we read the story of the man named Jacob who is on his way to meet his brother after many years of a self-imposed exile due to cheating his twin brother Esau. God knows that Jacob needs a transformation before his redemption.

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A Tale of Two Churches

It was spring of 2010 in Greensboro, NC as I was driving on Wendover Avenue when I saw something that caught my attention. I saw the sign, which read, “CHURCH FOR SALE.” This sale sign left me with many questions because I wondered what happened to the congregation that used to worship in that building. Has this congregation been declining to the point no one uses the building? Did the congregation grow and relocated to the larger building? Who knows? What I know is the church building was for sale.

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Meet Innocent

From Devastation to Devotion to God

I was born in the mid-70s in Gisenyi Prefecture, Rwanda to a father who was a driver in a local insurance company and a stay-at-home mother. My parents did not finish high school. When I was just one year old my parents relocated to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, where my Dad was working for the insurance company. I did my primary school (Elementary and Middle school combined) at Muhima and Saint Family primary schools from 1981 to 1990. I vividly remember walking 32 miles from home to school! It was 8 miles one way, but it added up to 32 miles because we went to school in the morning, went home for lunch at noon, reported back at school at 1:30 PM and we were dismissed at 5:00 PM!

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