We are a Free Methodist Church, part of many churches connected around the globe. Together we support many missionaries around the world. We believe strongly in sharing the Good News of Jesus! If you would like more information regarding what our missionaries are doing, or some programs that you can donate to, please visit one the sites below.
Link to Missionaries we Support
Missionaries of the Month
Mike & Vickie Reynen
While the Reynens reside in Kenya, Mike’s responsibilities as Africa Area Director take him around the continent, working with the missionary team and in partnership with national churches. In addition to providing oversight for International Child Care Ministries (ICCM)Kenya, Vickie assists Mike in the area of member care for the Africa team. Their son, Kyle, begins as a freshman at Spring Arbor University this fall. Their two daughters reside in the states: Kelly lives in Indiana, and Kenzie attends college in Buffalo, NY.
You may have noticed Dumisani (The big Crowned Crane) in the church lobby. As we meet stages of our missions giving for the year, she will lay 5 eggs, then each one will hatch. Let’s help her get all 5 babies hatched. So far, there are 3 hatchlings and 2 eggs left to be hatched..
FROM JULIE YERGER, FM NURSE AT KIBOGORA HOSPITAL
For two years my sister and I have been talking and dreaming of taking a vacation together, we decided to pick a place where the airfare was the equal price for us both to fly from our different corners of the world, so we met up in Germany and had two weeks to travel around Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Lichtenstein. Needless to say there is a ton in those countries that we didn’t see, but we had a great time together, seeing sights, wandering through cities, enjoying country walks, venturing into salt mines, hiking down an Alp…and being sore for days after that! While in Salzburg it started snowing one day, even though the snow didn’t stick on the ground, I was very glad that in a couple days I would be flying south again for the winter! I am spoiled with Rwandan weather I have to say!!
The Test is Coming!
The big test. It has been a year since I started working in Neonatology now. Since the first few months I only observed, we are now a year into when changes started to be made, so in a few weeks the nurses are taking a test covering all the protocols that have been implemented in the department, what normal vital signs are, what type of bath if any to give to the babies based on how sick they are, how to adjust the oxygen based on what the babies need, when to treat babies who are jaundiced, and what to do for blood transfusions, etc. So we shall see how well they have learned, and then we will start looking at next year and what changes need to be made in the future.
For four weeks we had a surgery team from the USA and Canada here. It was great to be getting so many surgeries done and teaching for the hospital staff. But of course in the middle of their visit our operating room light burned out! So we bought a flood light like painters use to fill in for a few weeks until the replacement parts can be brought out from England.
Better Together Meeting
All our partners have joined into a common group to support Kibogora Hospital together rather than each group having their own focus and plans. All the groups together – Rwandan, USA, and UK – groups can work together to help the hospital. November was the second meeting of this group. Pray for the hospital administration and partners as they work together on common goals to best help the hospital.
Baby of the Month: Agnes
Happy 2 month Birthday! This little guy arrived at the hospital weighing 2.2lbs two months ago. Due to some complications of premature babies, it has taken him a long time to gain weight, but he is finally on a roll and gaining quickly! So hopefully he will be headed home soon. I’m sure after 2 months of being in the hospital his mother is more than ready to go home. She has three other kids at home ages 13, 7, and 2. And for two months she has been curled up on a couch or on the tile floor of neonatology since in the intensive care room we don’t have space for beds for the mothers. I’m sure she is dreaming of the day her baby will get moved to the step-down care room where she will get a real bed to sleep in until they go home!
For an effective surgery team and other helpers at the hospital.
Time with my sister