On July 1, 2012, another team will be sent to Kigali to train ten Africans in setting up a library and placing the now 18,500+ books onto the shelves. The journey started in 2008 when Africa New Life Ministries (founded by Multnomah Biblical Seminary graduate Charles Burgeya) was awarded a grant to start a Bible training school in Kigali, Rwanda. Upon hearing this good news, a group of Multnomah students banded together under the same dream - to create the largest theological library in Rwanda. This 2012 team will take the next step in helping establish the library. Read the rest of this entry »
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Categories: Books, Faculty, General, Missions, Students
June 19, 2010
The next activity that was scheduled for the team was to attend Steven and Florence’s wedding. Their wedding cermony was just about the same as any American wedding, but their reception was different. During the reception, they had traditional Rwandan dancing, and both sides of the families had to welcome each other to the family. In the Rwanda traditon, there is a bride price to pay. The bride price is usually paid in cattles.
After the wedding reception, we came back to the mission house. We actually left the reception a little bit early. The days of the team returning to America are coming close. We are excited to come back to the states, but also very sad to leave the friends that we have made here in Rwanda.
Thanks to everyone for praying for the team and their health. Each team member has been on their feet and has been involved in all the ministry that has been on our agenda. It was because of prayer that each team member is feeling better and that we are able to carry on. God bless.
Categories: Faculty, General, Missions, Pray For MU, Students
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Categories: Alumni, Books, Faculty, General, Media, Missions, Students
Last Friday (March 19th) at 10:20 a.m. the 15,000th book was entered in to the library database. And, probably in honor of Dr. Garry Friesen who's been running the program, the final book was "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis!
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We'd also like to thank writer Nancy Haught, photographer Brent Wojahn, and their editors for doing such a great write-up to bring attention to this very important story!
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For those of you who have been involved with or following the Kigali Kollection story here - we have an update for you.
Let's Get 15,000
Africa New Life is planning to send all the books in a container from Portland on March 31. We are now praying for a BIGGER and FASTER miracle. The goal of 15,000 books has still not been met!
Current book total: 13,592 (74 new books since last week!)
If any of you have books or know of anyone who does, then please get them to us by March 15th so they can make it on the container ship!
- Dr. Garry Friesen at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Debbie Chin at email@example.com or 503.251.6400
- More info at Africa New Life Ministries