Today marked the first day of travel for the 2013 trip team headed for Kivuruga, Rwanda. It all began at 7 a.m. this morning as the team gathered in a local parking lot.
Everyone looked happy and excited. Here’s the line-up in no particular order:
Clint and Michelle
Brad, who will be supported back home by his wife, Marie.
Shelby and Amy
Shawn and Shannon
Director Steve Fredlund (center) is flanked by Mark Radeke on the left and Bob Jonsson on the right. These three men were on the first team that travelled to Kivuruga and brought back the original vision for Our Response.
Steve’s wife Tracy will manage the home front while her husband journeys to Rwanda for the third time. The eleventh team member, Shaun, will join up with the group later in the morning.
Spouses, a parent, and former trip team members also came to wish the team well.
Several local pastors helped lead a meaningful time of prayer.
One last group shot…
And then it was time for everyone to pile in the van and head for the airport. The team will make stops in Newark and Brussels before landing in Kigali on Thursday at 8 p.m. Rwandan time.
So long, team! Our thoughts and prayers go with you. We know you have amazing, life-changing experiences ahead!