This is the first in a series of “Give thanks!” moments offered by ELCA missionaries and sponsors. Learn more about Operation Thanks-Giving at www.elca.org/handinhand. –Pr. Twila Schock.
Robin Strickler (Rwanda) writes, “I give thanks to all the church members who have cared so much about education for Rwandans thousands of miles away from their own communities. I give thanks to my parents and sisters who have tolerated me being so far from them. I give thanks to my husband who constantly advises and encourages me. And, I give thanks to the students and teachers at the school who remind me about what is truly important in God’s kingdom . . . that we love what is right and walk very humbly with our God!”
ELCA missionary Robin Strickler serves in Rwanda, working in education development. Started by Rwandan refugees, returning from the genocide of 1994, the Lutheran Church of Rwanda has a 17,000 members. As a new church body, the LCR focuses on training leaders and is building a secondary school and a women’s center.