“. . . weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5) This verse helped me get through many difficulties in the past, and again I find myself leaning on the strength of this verse. We are now going through a very dark time of night here. There is weeping as I watch our radio closed by Rwanda for no reason. There is weeping as I watch our 15-year-old church closed for no reason.
There is weeping as I watch the government close our home churches that were meeting. There is weeping as I watch our Christians scattered while realizing I cannot bring them together in a church service again. There is great weeping as I watch our entire ministry shut down, seemingly overnight–for no reason!
In October, we also lost our first court case to reopen the radio station. The judge ignored laws of Rwanda and simply gave a decision for us to lose—with no explanation of why we lost! We have appealed to the High Court, and they have accepted to hear our appeal; at least that is good.
I don’t know exactly what God is planning, but I know that there will be joy in the morning. A godly man said to me long ago, “The night is always darkest just before the dawn.” We are praying that dawn will come soon!
We want to thank all of you who have been praying for us and for the ministry here. It is a real encouragement to get so many letters and cards from our supporting churches. We also thank all those who sent special offerings to help us with this court fight. However, we still need at least $6,000 to move to Burundi. Also, I cannot put in these letters all the reasons we have to move; just please trust us that we have to.
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. And we 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