Less than a week ago we were able to join many of our Hope Haven Rwanda friends for a fantastic evening together in a riding arena in Sedalia, Colorado. While the weather outside was frightful, the fellowship inside the barn was warm and delightful. We were gathered for the “Fabric of Hope—Barn Edition” to celebrate and dream!
Hope Haven Rwanda is an amazing story of God transforming an entire community! From a tent in a field nine years ago this month, we started educating children and helping transform the neighborhood. Each day, 770 students and 80 staff members and laborers gather each day to grow and to flourish.
And we are still growing! After acquiring nine additional acres of land for Hope Haven High School, we are expanding our facilities and programs to allow more than 1,750 students to grow into the purposes God has for their lives!
Psalm 69:33 says, “The Lord hears the needy.” We believe that the “needy” are very close to the heart of God. We’ve got big dreams for what God has in store for the next season at Hope Haven Rwanda, and I am so grateful that God has called so many of you to be part of making those dreams come true!
One specific family has been deeply blessed by being a Hope Angel through our child sponsorship program, the Kugaba Initiative. Prior to the barn event, they agreed to match the next 50 new Hope Angels.
And guess what?
In that riding arena, on a Wednesday night in April of 2021, 89 more sponsor relationships were created! In addition to nearly $1M raised through the auction that evening, 50 of these new Hope Angels were matched dollar-for-dollar!
What a joy to be able to give in this way! We can all give something. Whether God is calling you to give the gift of prayer, sponsorship or a financial gift, are you willing to step into the joy of generosity?
Hope Haven Rwanda is just one of millions of amazing stories happening around the world, and this is one that isn’t finished yet. To God be the glory! Why not take a minute to pray now about how you can use whatever God has given you to serve someone who is “needy” today?