Sorry for getting this letter out a bit late. Things here have been busier than ever! We have been working hard on getting paperwork for the church property we bought three years ago. We are “sort of” happy to say we have two ownership papers out of eight pieces we bought. We also just received ownership papers for the land the radio tower sits on that we bought way back in 2007! Things can move a little slowly here!
We have also taken several survey trips to find property in the West for the new tower. Please pray that things move along and construction permits get approved quickly so we can get this new tower up and running. It will add about 5 million people to our coverage area!
We are also close to publishing our first book here. It is a 20-lesson discipleship book in both English and Kinyarwanda. We have been printing off lesson by lesson for our church people, but putting it into a book form will make it much easier and first-class. The lessons are very simple but cover the basics for any new Christian, including salvation, baptism, tithing, soul winning, prayer, etc.
I am also thrilled that my mother, Della Schoof, was able to come to Rwanda on October 8. The kids are so very happy to spend some real time getting to know their grandmother. She loves Rwanda but has already grown tired of people asking her for money or a job. She will stay with us for six months.
Also, I can’t mention enough what a blessing it is to receive so many cards and letters of encouragement. We read every one; but it is just not possible to answer them all back personally, so I am taking a little extra time now to say thanks. We had three birthdays in October, plus our anniversary, and the cards just seemed to pour in.
Thank you again for your regular prayers and support. In two months we saw 58 saved, 4 professions, 2 baptized, and 116, that we know of, saved through the radio.
In His service,
Gregg, Angela, Caleb, Hannah, Timothy, Virginia, Micah, and Zachery Schoof