Giving thanks: Robin Strickler

Posted on November 4, 2009 by

This is the first in a series of “Give thanks!” moments offered by ELCA missionaries and sponsors.  Learn more about Operation Thanks-Giving at  –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!” 

StricklereditELCA 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.   


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  1. Emily Davila said,

    on November 5th, 2009 at 3:58 am

    And I give thinks for Robin Strickler and her husband, who continue to inspire me and make me proud that the ELCA supports such passionate and hard-working people.

  2. Tamarah Cohen said,

    on April 23rd, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Always an inspiration, Robin, you’ve been to me. Googling you after a handful of years’ absence has brought me nothing but renewed pride in us
    having established the bond that we did — that (I hope) we still have.