It is so great to be back in Rwanda and to be able to get back to work here. Pastor Sadock did a really great job pastoring the Kinyarwanda service and running the radio station while we were gone, but there are still many things that just get put on hold when we are not here.
In March I was still moving slowly from the malaria I got in February, but I was able to start spending more time getting things worked on at the radio station. I cleaned dust out of machines, installed virus protection on studio computers, worked on tax reports for Rwanda, organized papers and files, fired one guy, hired another, and met with staff a lot to make sure we are all pulling in the same direction. In other words, all the insignificant yet “this has to be done” stuff.
In April I went to Jali Mountain to check on things there and found some termites had made an invasion. Underneath a stage piece we have stored there, we found a termite nest that was 8 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 4 inches tall. There were thousands of termites! I would spray some poison, and then Caleb and Timothy would shovel them out. It was two full wheelbarrows of termite nest we hauled out; but, praise the Lord, we actually had nothing eaten!
Also in April we had our STL (studio-transmitter link) die. We had to go up the mountain every day to change programming on a computer we put there. We did find a temporary STL to rent for $600 per month so we could have live programs again. Then I sent the bad STL back to the States to get fixed—hopefully, it will come back quickly!
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. These 2 months we saw 28 people trust Christ out soul winning, 5 professions, and 133 saved through the radio.
In His service,
Gregg, Angela, Caleb, Hannah, Timothy, Virginia, Micah, and Zachery Schoof