|Written by Rodney Alexander|
|Monday, 27 December 2010 17:22|
I have been back in America for a few days now and am still recovering from fatigue. I'm able to stay awake during the day but it has been the norm for me to be in bed by 9 pm. A brief reflection on my second trip to Rwanda
One of the highlights of the trip was reconnecting with adults and children I met summer 2009 . On my first trip, I told people that I would return one day and I am so thankful the Lord provided an opportunity for me to be a man of my words. The Scriptures teach us that when we leave our family and friends for the sake of the gospel we will be rewarded with 30, 60, or 100 times more famlily and friends in this life and the life to come. This teaching from Mark 10 is proving to be true in my life. I felt like I was part of a family of brothers and sisters in Christ while in Rwanda. Also, being able to spend time with some of the kids we ministered to last summer was extremely satisfying. I talked about this in my earlier blog post http://playforhope.org/blog/decembertrip/rodneyblog/364-rodney-alexander.html.
The second highlight of the trip was seeing the progress of Play For Hope. I discussed this in an earlier blog titled "Fruitfulness of Play For Hope" We have grown as a ministry since my first trip in many ways. Our training has improved, we have more resources than before (although we're always in need of more), our kids have more hope, and we have a more focussd vision. We are still dreaming and watching to see how the Lord will continue to build his kingdom through us.