It's been an interesting month! We actually had a budget for apartment life for the first time EVER (see below), the kids were out of school a ton for snowless snow days, and we found out that both Elijah & Erin have an intolerance tomilk & eggs! What?! But life is amazing. When you spend your life trying to find ways to help those who have almost nothing, it tends to make you appreciate what you do have. We are blessed, friends!
What a difference a month makes! In our last newsletter, we had nothing significant to report about our apartment work. Since then, we've held 2 wildly successful events and connected with hundreds of residents.
Our first event was "Muffins @ the Gate"(PICS BELOW!)We stood at the front gate and handed out homemade muffins, coffee (Rwandan, of course!), and juice to about 120 neighbors as they left for school or work. The responses were incredible. Many assumed we were trying to raise money! "Why are you doing this?!" "How much does it cost?" "I love my neighbors!"
Our second event was a "Big Hero 6" party!(PICS BELOW!)About 20 kids/parents came out. Many of these kids don't have a great home life, so we're always grateful for the opportunity to pour into them. And we love building relationships with the parents that come!
Things keep moving! We've been working hard on creating a national challenge in order to raise the funds to build personal gardens in Rwanda! Can't give details quite yet, but please STAY TUNED. We really, REALLY want YOU to be a part of this!!
Speaking at Rockville Christian Church on April 12th, Please pray!
Assembling our team for our Rwanda trip in July! Planning our first meeting too!
Working on a "Quick Reference" tool for future ANLM Regional Partners (like Jeremiah) to increase effectiveness for the ministry.
Helping to develop a website specifically for churches who know little to nothing about our ministry.