This is Emmanuel. He was my translator in Rwanda in September. I think I talked about him a bit when I got back from Rwanda. When we arrived in Burundi in January, I discovered Emmanuel would be joining us from Rwanda! He rode 6 hours on a bus - that means he probably was crammed into a vehicle holding 2-3 times the intended number of occupants, probably holding his possessions on his lap the entire time. We weren't assigned to the same team this time - he was with Bishop Independance and was assigned to translate for a wonderful woman named Carol from South Carolina. Emmanuel asked me if I would pray with him every morning before going out for ministry. We managed to find a quite spot in the garden where we could pray our guts out together - he is an amazing intercessor for the Kingdom of God!! He had been praying for 6 months to be able to come to Burundi to share the Gospel and was so humbled and joyful that God had answered his prayer. Emmanuel has a heart for the lost in Africa - he is Rwandan, but grew up in a refugee camp in Uganda due to the genocide in Rwanda. He speaks fantastic English, French, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, and Kirundi. We have continued to be prayer partners. He sends me the greatest, most encouraging emails. If you're so inclined, you could add Emmanuel to your prayer list. He is a treasure, a force for the Kingdom, a talented singer, loves working with youth, visionary, gentle, kind, yet a powerful, passionate translator/preacher. Pray that God would provide for his daily needs and that God would direct his steps and give him peace and joy.