I think everyone has heard the term “hurry up and wait.” Well, that is exactly what we are going through. The radio court case was delayed again. The date in July turned out to be only a pre-trial hearing. We are now told that the REAL court date will be on September 6. We will see what happens.
We–well okay, really mostly Angela–have been busy packing up the house to move to Burundi. Shelves and cupboards are bare. Schoolbooks and all extras are now in piles of boxes around the house. At least the kids are enjoying some time off from school.
These two months, I have been fixing vehicle brakes, drive axles, lights, wiring, and wheel bearings. I also started organizing radio programs and music, rewired Angela’s American dryer for 220v, and worked on miscellaneous paperwork here. We are trying to get everything fixed and ready now so we can hit the ground running when we get to Burundi.
We are ready to go–except we can’t leave yet. Over the months, we have spent just over $10,000 to hire the best lawyer possible, and we have continued to rent the studio. We also are still paying a few workers whom we plan to take to Burundi, or they may stay here in Rwanda if we win the court case. So, we don’t have the money to move yet.
We do trust that God knows the situation and that He will provide what we need and when we need it. “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” (Psalm 27:14) So, we are hurrying to do everything we can but waiting for God’s perfect timing.
We are not looking forward to leaving Rwanda, but at least we leave behind more than 17,494 people saved, with 490 of those getting baptized in the time we have been here. We also have 10 students in Bible college because of the radio. Thank you all so much for your prayers and support.
In His service,
Gregg, Angela, Caleb, Hannah, Timothy, Virginia, Micah, and Zachery Schoof