Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MEG GUILLEBAUD AT CHRIST'S CHURCH IN RWANDA THIS SUNDAY


Dear CCR Family and Friends,

Thank you for all the support many of you gave us last Sunday as we launched a Second worship service. If you would like to see photos of the event please check out our Christ’s Church in Rwanda Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=650346363#!/pages/Christs-Church-Rwanda-CCR/184432588265529.


This week we will continue our journey through the 10 Commandments with a special guest speaker, Meg Guillebaud. I hope you will not miss the opportunity to hear from Meg. Some of you may not know her, but I consider her to be a source of great wisdom. She is a third-generation missionary, born in Burundi and brought up in Rwanda. Her grandfather, Harold Guillebaud, translated the New Testament into Kinyarwanda. Meg’s father, Peter, started the work of Scripture Union in Rwanda. In 1995, Meg returned to Rwanda with her parents who were then both aged 80. She based in Byumba, and worked with the Anglican Church to train church leaders. She has written several books such as Rwanda: The Land God Forgot?: Revival, Genocide, and Hope; and After the Locusts: How Costly Forgiveness Is Restoring Rwanda's Stolen Years.

Meg is currently working to develop an eco-tourism site on the Rugezi Wetland and has great insight into the Christian’s responsibility to the environment.

As we explore the Fourth Commandment’s instruction to live life with rhythm we read:


“Plant and harvest your crops for six years, but let the land be renewed and lie uncultivated during the seventh year. Then let the poor among you harvest whatever grows on its own. Leave the rest for wild animals to eat. The same applies to your vineyards and olive groves. (Exodus 23:10-11. New Living Translation)


And:


"The Land Will Observe a Sabbath to God …. When you enter the land which I am going to give you, the land will observe a Sabbath to GOD. Sow your fields, prune your vineyards, and take in your harvests for six years. But the seventh year the land will take a Sabbath of complete and total rest, a Sabbath to GOD; you will not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. Don't reap what grows of itself; don't harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land gets a year of complete and total rest. (Leviticus 25:1-7. The Message.)”

We are commanded to pace life so the environment is preserved for future generations. I trust Meg will broaden our understanding and inspire our labor. Meg will speak in both our first service at 9:30 and our second service at 11:30.

During our second service we will also have another opportunity for those wishing to do more Bible Study. Roger Shaw will show and discuss “The Truth Project.”

I hope to see you this Sunday at CCR.

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