A Medical Milestone in Butaro

I have wanted to visit the Butaro hospital in Rwanda for several years, having heard a number of great things about its mission. What I didn't realize is that its located within the region of the Shyira Diocese. So last Saturday Bishop Mbanda, Bishop-elect Sam and I drove several thousand feet up into the hills [...]

By |2018-01-23T21:10:52-05:00December 13th, 2016|Rwanda, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Missionary Style

One of the greatest privileges of coming to a place like Rwanda is the opportunity to connect with friends--people that are loved and known, and each visit makes those connections deepen and grow. That's true whether they are Rwandans, or very close family like the Hanlons. They moved to Rwanda five years ago from Church [...]

By |2018-01-23T21:12:19-05:00December 8th, 2016|Rwanda, Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Nicholas and the New Europe

Traveling to Africa from Chicago almost always means going through someplace else, and these airline pathways usually follow the route of the old colonial powers, centered in England, Germany and Belgium, among others.  My trip to Rwanda is taking me through Brussels, where I stopped a day to make the best plane connections. Today is [...]

By |2018-01-23T21:03:36-05:00December 6th, 2016|Rwanda, Uncategorized|0 Comments