Curious to know what our Friends have been doing around the world? Here are some photos of folks in Congo, Bolivia, Rwanda, Kigali, and the Philippines.
Ron and Carolyn Stansell spent seven days in Abeka, Congo, along the western shore of Lake Tanganyika. Ron held consultations with leaders of the yearly meeting and the theological training school along with teaching a short course on leadership. Carolyn led a Bible study for the regional women’s meeting. The kitchen crew did a wonderful job of preparing tasty meals for us and keeping us healthy.
– Ron and Carolyn Stansell, EFM GLLT Burundi, Congo
“The beauty of La Paz (Bolivia) and the Andes: I never get tired of it. We had a marvelous view of the city and surrounding mountains from the roof of our hostel, right in the heart of it all.”
– Nancy and Hal Thomas, Friends Serving Abroad
“Among the challenging and interesting things I worked on for the three weeks I was in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi was the ongoing planning of the Rwanda Friends Theological College. The leaders in the accompanying photo went over the proposed catalog, the list of courses, the budget, and the process of recruiting students for this new version. They are moving ahead in faith that the building will be completed and students recruited in time to begin classes in February, 2014.” – Lon Fendall, EFM GLLT Rwanda
“At church with our friend Josephine and her son Chris. Josephine sells fabric at Kimironko Market in Kigali and is known for taking study abroad students, like myself, under her wing, calling us her American daughters. Chris is 4 1/2, full of energy, and wants to be a pastor one day, or a kung fu fighter.”
– Rachel Clarkson, GFU Semester Abroad
Dan Cammack (EFM director) and Crisanto De la Cruz getting ready to go down the zipline on the Island of Palawan in the Philippines. Cris is the Executive Pastor for the yearly meeting in the Philippines.
Ed and Marie Cammack worshipping with Puno (Peru) Friends Church. The congregation is made up of adults and university students. Noe Alanguia is the pastor. Their church will celebrate their 2nd anniversary in July.