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Rwanda Journey – Final Day

Rwanda – Ending as It Began This is my last post. I have now returned home. From the time I boarded the plane in Kigali until I touched down in Saskatoon it took 28 hours – which included two 3-hour layovers in Amsterdam and Toronto. I am slowly getting re-acclimatized to life at home. I…
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Rwanda Journey – Day 6

The Last Day Our report on the last day starts from the night before. We were the guests of the Bible Society of Rwanda who took us to a restaurant for an excellent meal and an evening of Rwandan culture. It was interesting going down a buffet line, not knowing what it was that I…
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Rwanda Journey – Day 5

Tuesday in Rwanda Rwandan Factoid: 58% of Rwandans are under the age of 25 It’s hard to believe that so much has happened in such a short time! At the end of each day I feel that I have reached the climax of the journey and everything will be downhill from here. And each time I…
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Rwanda Journey – Day 4

Sunday and Monday Before I start talking about Sunday, let me tell you about a very significant event from Saturday. When we were in Boniflid’s home we gave her a small gift, then Bev gave her son a soccer ball with a pump and an inflation needle. Way to go, Bev! You rock! On Saturday…
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Rwanda Journey – Day 3

On the Ground and Running Today is our first full day in Rwanda and we started it running. David Nkurunziza, the Program Manager of the Bible Society of Rwanda took us to a ministry site for She’s My Sister and the Genocide Memorial. If I were to follow our schedule I would talk about She’s My Sister first, but…
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Rwanda Journey – Day 2

Kigali – First Impression Waiting to board. Len (left) with CBS supporters (l-r): John, Eleanor and Bev. We arrived at the Kigali International Airport at approximately 7:00 PM local time, which is 11:00 AM in Saskatoon. You do the math for other parts of the country. We had spent about 19 hours either flying or…
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Rwanda Journey – Day 1

Waiting for the Plane We are sitting at Pearson International Airport waiting for our flight to Amsterdam. This morning we spent some reflecting on what the journey would hold for us. Check the videos to see what our donors are expecting. Pray that God will meet and exceed all our expectations. Keep an eye on…
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Journey to Rwanda

From October 4 to 10, a team from the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) will be in Rwanda to visit two projects supported by CBS - She's My Sister and Where Is The Good Samaritan? Director for Ministry Advancement in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Len Bachiu, will share about their daily experiences and the lessons learned along the way. Follow their…
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Struggles and joys of running 50 kms across the Monkman wilderness

Lisa Ramer has been cycling with Bike for Bibles for many years but this year, she decided to do a different event to raise funds for Bible distribution work in Rwanda (She’s My Sister). This event called Monkman Madness, which she herself organized, involved another activity that she loves: running. Along with a couple of…
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Three Ways You Can Support Bible Translations

In the Body of Christ, Bible Translations have always been very important. From the days when Scribes transcribed copies of letters and sections of the Bibles, to the invention of Gutenberg's printing press, and to the modern-day translation work done at the Institute for Computer Assisted Publishing (ICAP), Christians from abroad have contributed to the work in making…
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