Before you read any further, please click HERE to view a great video by Rob, one of our team members from this Rwanda trip!
My journey to the "Land of the Lost" had some amazing statistics which don't even begin to tell the true story of redemption for every fact and figure listed. Our team of 31 North Americans, 31 Rwandan Ministry Partners, and 400+ Rwandan Nationals shared the Gospel with nearly 6,000 Rwandans. Sometimes we shared one-on-one. Sometimes in large group settings. Sometimes in homes. Sometimes on the side of the road. Sometimes in the marketplace. Sometimes with the hotel staff. Sometimes in businesses. Sometimes on the hillsides. Sharing the Gospel never gets old. It is a joy and privilege to experience the joy of salvation with people who choose to put their faith in Jesus Christ. And when the "numbers" add up to 3,800+ first-time professions of faith in Christ, it's impossible to take any credit. Just deep satisfaction that we answered the call. We moved forward. We did hard things. We sent out letters and made phone calls to raise support. We packed and re-packed. We were immunized against diseases we thought were extinct. We swallowed malaria medicine faithfully. We traveled in cramped mini-vans over bumpy, rutted, sometimes impossibly muddy roads. We got stuck in the mud. We sang and praised and worshipped the One True Living God. We prayed our guts out. We surrendered our wills and lives daily and served God gratefully. In return, He gave us joy and that joy was our strength.
Our prayer (Team Berryman) is that many more people would join us in this life-impacting adventure. The harvest is plentiful. The laborers are few. The cost is high, both financially and personally. But it's a price well-invested in the Kingdom of God, serving the King of Kings, worshipping Him not just with our voices but with 100% of our lives - fully, totally, completely all-in!!
And so the question is: when will you join us on a short-term mission trip with e3 partners?