|Ruth, Sophia, Martha, and Esther Tushabe dancing Rwandese in Uganda|
As our family processes 19 years in Africa and prepares for our new call to serve the Diaspora from Africa’s Great Lakes it is appropriate to remember, say thank you, and bless (http://jenkinsinrwanda.
This month we request that you pray for God’s kindness to be abundantly shown to our historical partners. (Many were involved so we ask forgiveness of those we neglect in this Prayer Bulletin). Please this month ask God’s everlasting kindness to specifically reach these:
1. Our overseeing congregations during the journey:
|Toddler Ruth, Palm Sunday, Uganda|
b. North Central Church of Christ, Indianapolis, Indiana: They were faithful during difficult seasons which God later would use to produce great fruit. May God reward their faithfulness and bring great fruit in their midst.
c. Quail Springs Church of Christ, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: They gave us a safe place to heal and process, and stood by us as we discovered the courage to embrace Restoration ideals. May they continue to be a safe place for healing that nurtures courageous ideals.
|WOO HOO!! HOOYEE!! RADIO WE GO!!|
a. World Radio, West Monroe, Louisiana: Out of the blue they contacted us in 2001 to see if we would have interest in doing radio just at the point Monitor FM was getting off the ground. They took risks, trusted, and encouraged. May their sensitivity to God’s prompting continue. May they be abundantly encouraged. May their trust be rewarded by God’s providence.
b. Oklahoma Christian University (OC): Again, an out of the blue phone call came in a season of transition. The year (2004-2005) we spent at OC prepared us to follow the call of God to plant Christ’s Church of Rwanda (CCR.) Then OC began the Presidential Scholars program to further nurture some of the brightest young Rwandan scholars. May OC’s sensitivity to God ordained opportunities continue. May OC continue to be a place to nurture missionaries and their dreams.
|Rwandan Presidential Scholars at Hendrix Graduation|
Mungu akubariki (May God bless you,)
Dave and Jana
Let me take this opportunity to invite you to a special celebration gathering to bless and commission the Jenkins family. As many of you know, Dave, Jana, and their children returned to the United States in June for a season to respond to the needs of their family and with the vision to help grow ROC’s network of partners.
Dave and Jana have been pioneers in Uganda and Rwanda for the last 19 years and your support and partnership have made that possible. The Jenkins would like the opportunity to thank you for the partnership you shared with their family while they were in Africa.
We also want to take this unique opportunity to honor and bless the Jenkins family for their service, their devotion, and their faithfulness. We know your presence would be very meaningful to them.
We are hosting the Jenkins Celebration Blessing on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in the Gotcher Room at the Gaylord University Center on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University. We will gather at 7:00 PM for dessert, tea, coffee, and fellowship.
We also plan to offer a “giving basket” as an opportunity to express our appreciation for the Jenkins and to help meet some of their needs during this transition.
I hope you can join us.
On behalf of the ROC Board,
ROC Board Chair