Rwanda 2014

Newberg Friends Church is sending an intergenerational team to Rwanda this summer! Team members are: Alan, Michelle, Brynn and Jolee Akins; Todd Brand and Erica Brand; Aaron, Irene, Abram and Meika Dunlop; and Esther Mae Hinshaw.


“NFC Rwanda 2014” will be privileged to serve the wider community of Rwandan missionaries with programming for children and teens during the Kumbya conference held on Lake Kivu, July 19-26. Missionary families from all over Rwanda will gather to hear from conference speaker Chuck Mylander, to soak in a time of spiritual renewal, and enjoy fellowship and recreation. Our team will support this ministry by caring for and building relationships with children, youth, and adults. We also anticipate the opportunity to witness God at work by observing how Discipling for Development has holistically benefited many Rwandan communities and through worshiping with members of local Rwandan Friends churches. An added bonus: several of the team members sponsor children in Rwanda through Compassion International. We eagerly anticipate individual visits with our sponsored children and their families.

We thank you for your prayer and financial support! Pray that God will guide and direct the planning and execution of the programming for children and teens at Kumbya. Pray for God’s hand of blessing on Chuck Mylander as he prepares to speak. Pray for the Holy Spirit to be at work guiding our preparation, tuning our hearts to one another, and opening our eyes and ears to see God’s heart and hear his voice in order to be true friends of the people God brings to our path. Pray also for the provision of financial resources. We are trusting God to help us overcome a significant financial hurdle. The trip will cost approximately $3500 per person for travel, lodging, and food.

Together we have an opportunity to serve the wider community of Christ in Rwanda. Will you consider joining our team through a donation? If so, you may either send a check directly to the Newberg Friends office with “Rwanda 2014” in the memo line, or use the PayPal Donation button below. PayPal donations are also eligible as a tax-deduction:

Rwanda Team Thanks You!


NFC Rwanda 2014 Team,
Alan, Michelle, Brynn and Jolee Akins; Todd and Erica Brand; Aaron, Irene, Abram and Meika Dunlop; Esther Mae Hinshaw

For more details or to receive regular email updates about Rwanda 2014, contact Michelle Akins via email or at the church office, 503-538-8381

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