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Internship 11.11

August 1, 2011

For almost as many years as we have been in Africa, we have had the privilege of hosting college interns. The two main reasons we have given our summers to this program are 1) to offer University students the opportunity to learn about missions globally, seeing themselves as capable of that service and 2) to survey an unchurched area in the hopes that a team will rise up to go there.

This year, our six interns came from Rochester College in Michigan and Oklahoma Christian University. Both groups had been prepared and mentored by former missionaries from Uganda now serving as faculty in those schools. John and Sara Barton at Rochester and Ben Langford at OCU did a great job organizing and equipping these students for their six weeks in Rwanda.

Katelyn, Morgan, Ben, Rachel, Cole and Katie

This group, although being on the average a young one, was serious about their on-the-field education. They were eager to learn. They excelled at interacting with Rwandans despite the language barrier. They embraced a new culture. They worked hard.

Their experiences were varied: assisting in English classes, participating in a camp counselor training camp, spending time with the Peace House boys, bonding with Xtra Miles students, shadowing missionaries to the village and journeying to Tanzania to survey.

We are so thankful for the opportunity to share our lives with these young adults. We have great expectations that God is going to use them in a powerful way. These six will live “on mission”no matter what their career choices will be.

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  1. Alisa Brackney permalink
    August 1, 2011 6:25 pm

    Thank you for hosting “our kids”, especially our own Katelyn. We are so thankful for the family of Christ mentoring and encouraging each one in their walk with Christ! He is so very good! May you continue to be blessed as you continue in the path marked out for you.
    Alisa B.

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