DAME & HEATHER ARE GOING BACK TO RWANDA
Hello dear friends and family! If you are receiving this it means you are someone near to our hearts and we are requesting to share with you information about our mission trip.
Yours prayers and support are so valuable in making this trip to Rwanda! Please read below to find out what we are prayingfor our trip to Rwanda THIS NOVEMEBER!
For those of you who do not know I (Heather) lived in Rwanda from January-September in 2014 with the YWAM (Youth with a Mission) organization. I completed a six month school of discipleship in the heart of Kigali and then enrolled in a three month Biblical Studies course. During that time many relationships were developed and I travelled a lot. Over the last three years I have been praying to return to see my Rwandan friends, the schools, churches, children and ministries! Specifically we will be visiting a friend David, his wife andtheir three kids. They began building a school during the time I lived in Rwanda and brought me to what would one day be their school! Since then, they have been successful in building the school and filling it with eager to learn children from all over the village! Generation changers they are! They’ve asked us to come visit the children during our time; I can’t wait to capture these beauties on my camera and bring their songs and smiles back to you!
Damian will be joining a team of leaders who will be working with an organization called Nextgen- Nextgen is a ministry organization that helps strengthen the identity of Christian leaders, helping them cultivate their influence, and catalyze their impact for kingdom gain! According to studies, in the nation of Rwanda, the majority of Christians lack a depth of understanding of their faith. The “NextGen” of Rwanda are the hope in rebuilding their nation. Other pastors and leaders will join Damian as they prepare for a weeklong Conference. He is preparing daily for this trip studying and sermon prepping. Please be praying for him, that God speaks to and through him and that in this time Rwanda grows closer to Jesus!
We will bring clothes donated for children and also any other items donated from friends &family. Dry erase markers and children’s clothes over five months have been specifically requested.
Lastly we are hoping to see our sponsor child, Pascal, through Africa New Life Ministries! Damian met and sponsored him on his first trip to Rwanda in 2015, we have a pretty solid relationship with him now. H e has informed us that he is healthy, growing in knowledge and wisdom and would be so excited if we came to see him!
So far we have raised $330 in fundraising, please prayerfully consider joining in and supporting us!
Would you please prayerfully consider donating to our trip, even $50 will play a huge role in getting us to Rwanda!
Thank you for your prayers most especially! You are blessed
Love Damian and Heather Castro