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Painting by Annie Lackey.
50 DAYS.
Before I leave for Rwanda.
It's only been 7 months since I got back. 

But amid all the impossibilities and uncertainties, one thing I learned most, is that God is my closest confidante, He is my Light, my Lover, and the one who teaches me to love beyond myself. He is the one who leads me day by day into the unknown fray. 

When I was 19 I asked God to take me to Rwanda before I was 25. I didn't know why, but somehow I knew I needed to go. I could never have imagined that He'd answer my prayer - and lead me there by 21. Now in less than a year, I also have a reason to return. Even though I went there in January knowing not a single soul (apart from a girl I support in the remote hills of Nyakizu). It is by the grace of God that I met the exact people I prayed to meet. Perfect strangers who turned out to be kindred souls, whose hearts are also set on following Jesus and serving others. Prince Shabani, Jean Luc Ntwali, Ben Rugo, Ntaganira Pascaline, and Rutayisire Privat you guys are God-sent and a blessing to me on this journey! 

It is a story unfolding. While I plan my path, I pause often to tell God - direct my footsteps, show me what You are already doing, let my passions collide with those who are also seeking You, and let my plans give way to Yours. 

Dear family and friends, please keep me in your prayers, that would mean so much!

We are only a fragile jars of clay through which God pours out His grace. We are precious in His eyes, if only we realized it, and walked by faith in His loving embrace.

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