Rwanda 2016 – Day 5: Nyarugunga

On 27th of July, we went to Nyarugunga for another full day of mission work. Nyarugunga is a Sector in Kicukiro District. BFR utilized a space belonging to the local community center. The space was like a room with a missing wall from one side. Education Team settled into that space, and started the day with praying for the kids followed by words of encouragements and the violin music.

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Here we got a plastic mat for the kids and they were barely able to focus on coloring. It quickly turned into free format having-good-time activities.

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Some kids were very interested in plucking guitar strings.

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Story telling was another spontaneously formed activity which turned into a prayer session.

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There was no playground in this branch and the soccer clinic went out to the alley. And it was inclusive for both BFR and non-BFR kids.

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Kids loved our soccer coach so much they decided to bury(?) him.

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Medical and Dental teams got one office space each and they were very small. Sterilization Station had to be set up in a room belonging to Women’s Club where local women produced craftworks. Initially Women’s Club members were reluctant to allow us to use the space since they were working. However, some of our mission team members purchased their products and they became very happy.

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The smaller office was assigned to the Dental Team and it was barely enough for the patient chair and the portable dental system.

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Medical team had set up their 3 stages in a larger room. Together with interpreters, they discussed how to better serve patients based on experiences from yesterday. And they started taking care of patients.

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Team photo with a lake in the background.

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We divided ourselves into small groups and did prayer-walk, also known as ground-stepping prayer, for the village. It (is believed) is based on Joshua 1:3 “I will give you every place where you set your feet, as I promised Moses” (NIV). Also the story of the Fall of Jericho in Joshua chapter 6. I know there are some debates about it since quite often such prayers contain physical conquering and/or possession of a building or a piece of land. Due to those reasons, some pastors and theologians are even claiming it as false and paganism. However, we did it in a pure love for the village people and hoped they all experience God’s presence and love.

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(July 2016)

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