P + P – April 2012

THE ADVENTURE

As I was preparing to enter the month of March I felt that the Lord gave me the word: “Adventure” and was excited to think that I was going to go places that I had not been before and do things that I had not done before … and all these experiences would be good and make me feel wonderful and I’d have testimonies to share.  While it is true, this month God has done a lot of amazing things that I can testify to, it has not all be grand. The truth is that I was looking at only one side of the definition of an ADVENTURE : A wild and exciting undertaking.

There is however, another part to the definition of ADVENTURE: To take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome.  WHAT? WAIT !!! RISK!!! The possibility of suffering harm or loss; danger!?!? To only have HOPE that there will be a favorable outcome! Now I am not sure that I am up for that part of the adventure!

If you are like me, you want to try new and exciting things AS LONG as we can guarantee that favorable outcome. But what if we can’t? What if we get hurt? What if we get disappointed? What if things don’t go according to plan?!?

2 Corinthians 5:7 says:  For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Walk: Live + Act. To conduct ourselves with things that are unseen.
By Faith: In belief of things which we do not see.

To be on this adventure with God means that we are to walk IN faith and BY faith to the things that He has called us to in light of eternity.  We may not SEE (or accomplish, or succeed or feel) what we expected or wanted but we continue to walk by FAITH. To know that His ways are higher than ours! (Isaiah 55:8+9)

So in light of what I am learning … I can say that though things have not turned out the way I dreamed or planned for the month of March, I continue to walk by faith.

I have been praying about what God would have me share for the prayer items for this coming month and though there are lots of things I could list off, the most significant is the need for a vehicle to do ministry in Rwanda.

I need 20,000 cdn to buy a good second-hand 4×4 in Rwanda.

Why that much?

  • Import costs are very high so even if I could get a car somewhere else, the taxes etc are very costly!
  • We drive on the right (as we do here) and have left hand drives but our neighboring countries are the opposite and so we cannot bring those cars into Rwanda anymore.
  • Now while it may be POSSIBLE in Rwanda to carry almost anything by MOTO … as you can see … it would be a bit challenging  … I need a 4×4 that will be able to carry people and supplies to do leadership development both in Kigali city and in surrounding villages and/ or countries – wherever the door may open.
  • I would like to know I am SAFE in the vehicle and that it will get me from point A to Z without too much hassle. This is a picture of the last car I was able to use.       I named him FLASH … and you can see why … yes … we are pushing him … AGAIN!!!

 In Memory of Flash ….                     who is no longer with us! 

  • While the government is doing a great job at getting our roads in better condition, the truth is that there are still many parts, especially in our rainy season and in the surrounding nations, that a 4×4 is extremely important for the hight and power!  So how do I explain our roads … well I thought I would post this little HOME VIDEO for you to watch and see for yourself!  
     Enjoy this short video …  Komant Komedy: The Ride 
Would you consider being part of taking the good news to Rwanda?
This vehicle is an essential piece! We already have 2,500 cdn SEED money sown in. Would YOU be part of this too?  Please do what is in your heart – big or small – God knows the lives your gift will touch. Please do so today! Go to: Donate 

Thanks for your partnership! I cannot do it alone but as we continue this ADVENTURE together God promises to Lead and Guide us!!!

Let’s keep stepping out in FAITH!!

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