For many months now, I have been going to the Rwandan Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, in order to give Power of Attorney to someone in Rwanda; but after going so many times and hearing, “Come back next week,” over and over, it is clear that Rwanda will not allow me to appoint a representative to handle my things there. This is absolutely crazy! Every country in the world allows you to appoint a representative in your absence–but not Rwanda. Therefore, our things are stuck in Rwanda. I need someone there to get and send our things.
This is a most serious situation. We need our personal things. Our children need their schoolbooks. Angela needs her kitchen things and sewing items. I need my tools and office supplies. We have done everything legally and properly. We are trying to get the U.S. Embassy involved in this political situation—but all they really say is to get a lawyer.
But again, this shows how Rwanda has really decided to fight against the things of God and how they could illegally close 7,000 churches without even thinking twice. Please keep this situation in prayer.
To end this on a better note, we have been making contact with some very good, local pastors. There are two pastors who have pastored for about 30 years each, and we want to work with them in starting radios. I spent time going over different aspects of starting a radio with them. Now they each have their homework to do—get a frequency for their area. We are praying that by the time we get back from furlough, we will be able to start these two radios.
We are also rejoicing that our furlough schedule is almost full. By God’s grace, I filled eight months with just five weeks of calling. We have two weeks open in June and July for the Indiana-Michigan area, September 6 and 30 free for Ohio, and October 25 free for North Carolina. Then we have two weeks free right after Thanksgiving for Missouri and the surrounding area. I have actually stopped calling so I can get other things done here. Amen!
Please continue to pray for us to get our permanent visas here, along with the registration for Mount Gerizim Baptist Ministries. We saw 31 saved, 13 visitors, and 5 baptized. Thank you all so much for your prayers and support.
In His service,
Gregg, Angela, Caleb, Hannah, Timothy, Virginia, Micah, and Zachery Schoof