At Hope Haven Rwanda, we promote a culture of love and respect within our staff, faculty, students and the families that we serve. This is a critical part of our mission to transform Rwandan families through a holistic approach to education and discipleship.
As a member of a mission team, you will be able to experience the transformation that is happening first-hand, and to be the hands and feet of Jesus, demonstrating His love in Rwanda. As God uses you to serve others, you will be transformed as well!!
Here is what you can expect when you visit Hope Haven Rwanda:
- Total Immersion: immersing you in Hope Haven’s community development program established in Murindi, Rwanda, just 20 minutes from Kigali International Airport
- Personal Strengths: utilizing your strengths to continue and improve Hope Haven Rwanda’s ministry within the community
- Creating new self-sustaining projects: sustaining current projects or creating and building a new self-sustainability project within our organization
- Personal Development: granting you the opportunity to grow personally and spiritually as you serve in a foreign country
- Life of Service: inspiring you to demonstrate a life of service and love
July 6 – 17, 2020
Pastor Gary McCusker and his wife Debi will be available to travel to and from Rwanda from Denver, CO with your family.
Families may also choose to travel on their own and meet in Kigali on July 7, 2020.
$1,100 + Airfare
This fee covers ground transportation to/from Kigali airport to the Hope Haven Rwanda campus, food, lodging, security, internet, translators, and other additional expenses while on campus.
It also includes an excursion to Akagera National Park for an African safari.
Activities and Projects
We are committed to our family camp participants by providing the most incredible experience possible!
Here are some of the projects and activities which are part of most trips to Hope Haven Rwanda:
School is the primary platform for ministry at Hope Haven Rwanda. Each participant will be assigned to one of our classrooms to connect with one team of teachers and 45 students. Approximately two hours each day will be spent serving in the classroom.
With guidance from our teachers, participants will build relationships, teach, lead games, puzzles and provide mentoring. Recess time will also be spent interacting with the students.
Service projects, home rebuilds, water access projects, community-wide worship events, children’s day camps, training on nutrition, hygiene, etc.
As a large Christian school, we have many opportunities for Bible teaching each week.
Walk to Kabuga Market, hike to the neighborhood well, where many of the locals fetch water each day, shop in Murindi market.
Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a place for remembering and learning, Church on Sundays in Kigali, explore the city of Kigali.
Shop at Kimironko Market, the largest market in Kigali, sample interesting local restaurants and other tourist attractions.
Experience an African safari in eastern Rwanda, alongside the Tanzanian border. Giraffe, elephants, zebra, baboons, hippos and lions are just a few of the exotic animals native to this area. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars!
For more information contact Jason Peters at 720-772-8401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Pastor
Your family will be led through this life-altering experience by a seasoned pastor with perspective-giving guided discussions and biblical learning.
Gary McCusker has served on the staff at Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church since 1994 as the Student Ministries Pastor, Family Life Pastor and now oversees Pastoral Care. He and his wife Debi have been married for 44 years and have three adult married children and three precious granddaughters. Their family loves to travel and have visited over thirty countries with Gary leading over twenty mission trips to many of them.
Dr. Jason Peters
In addition to Gary and Debi you will spend your time with Dr. Jason Peters, CEO of Hope Haven Rwanda
Jason loves to invite others into the family of Hope Haven Rwanda, and you will experience firsthand the amazing work God is doing in Rwanda.