Dedication of Rubirizi Hall and preschool Sunday 26 May 2013

Hi! I have tried for two whole days (app 18 hours during the last three weeks
to get photos uploaded, but unfortunately without success. I so want to tell
you the latest news; CB pig project, Rubirizi dedication, Burundi Uniform
Celebration project, Volunteer Carolinas goodbye party...
Ok, so I will not give up - have so much to tell...
Update: Yes! One more entry accomplished! Enjoy! /Anna-Maria
Major Bente had prepared a program and...

Photo: Carolina
... before starting on the painting I thought of using Joh 3:16. Our theology, Jesus with the
children and his death and resurrection should always land in those words: For so loved
God the world that He gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not
perish but have eternal life... Bente had made a very nice page in the program with that
Bible verse.
Photo: Carolina
More preparations; the road to the Hall was decorated with traditional banana leaves and
flowers :)  Everyone in the village could see there was a special festive day to happen
this day.

Photo: Carolina

We arrived early in the morning to prepare for the dedication. We had brought the crest
painting and the cadets assisted in placing the painting.
Photo: Carolina
 Captain Elianise, Cadets Odette and Vedaste and Captain Dancille preparing the ribbon...
Photo: Carolina
... that General Secretary will cut after dedicating the Hall to the Lords work in the
Salvation Army Rwanda
 Photo: Carolina
Volunteer Ms Carolina preparing the three Children´s Bible that we were to give to
Sunday school and preschool, with self adhesive plastic. Carolina was the photographer
for "Sponsorship News" this day.
Photo: Anna-Maria
The children had small flags made by blue, red and yellow paper ribbons on sticks.
Photo: Bente
Open Air
Before the dedication of the Hall the cadets invited to an Open Air meeting in the center
of the village and prayer.
Photo: Bente
Then we marched back to the hall.
Photo: Carolina

And so we arrive to the Hall...
Photo: Carolina
The Salvation Army Hall (church) and preschool building
Photo: Carolina
Ready for a holy moment, ready for the dedication of this hall to serve the people of Rubirizi...
Photo: Carolina

Halleluiah! This day is a great day, this is the day that the Lord has done, Let us rejoice!
General Secretary gives a speech in front of the entrance of the hall. Mr Francois is
translating to ikinyarwanda.
Photo: Bente
Speeches and greetings...
Project Officer talked about Jesus as the cornerstone that
the church is built on and then pronounced the Hall project as completed and turned it
over to the Rwanda and Burundi Command to own, use and take care of.
Photo: Bente
The contractor/builder of the Hall, Mr Joseph, salvationist at Rubirizi handing over the
key for the hall to General Secretary Captain Jean Clenat...
Photo; Carolina
Opening of the Hall...
Photo: Bente
The Opening Celebration praise meeting...
The Rubirizi salvationists singing
Photo: Carolina
I, Sponsorship Secretary gives a speech about walking in faith...  pray and work...
"If you (parents, villagers, salvationists in Rubirizi) do your part, I as Sponsorship then
the Lord will do his work. We have to believe in our vision, and work for it, accomplish the
very most we can. Today the Lord has blessed us- we did our work- you cleared all this land,
the whole village helped and even if it was The Salvation Army land you had a vision that
maybe one day the Salvation could build a hall that could benefit the whole village.
The preschool would be able to move in and that would also benefit the community. "
"You did this because you had prayed and had a vision that this could happen. You want to
the very best for your children and to create a good future for all families here. I saw what you
did, here in my hand I have one of the stones you cleared. I saw that you were committed to
your vision and I as Sponsorship Secretary wanted to share that vision - to be able to provide
a good environment for the preschool children and a place for the salvationists to meet and 
worship. The Salvation Army in Rwanda and Burundi Command decided to commit to the vision
you had. Today we celebrate our shared hard work and the blessing that salvationists in other
countries have assisted with means to build a hall on this ground. So are you done praying now?
Do you think everything is done now? Have you no more prayers to pray and work for now?
(The crowd shouted "No!")
Let us keep praying Let us share the visions for the Lord´s work in Rubirizi. Let us do our part
and He will do his part..."
Photo: Bente
The Salvation Army had no funding nor plans to build anything in Rubirizi, and yet the
villagers went out in faith and did what they could to start a chain of events that the Lord
acted on. Today we have received some funding and thanks to village builders, salvationists
and volunteers, we now can provide 80 children with preschool.
 Photo: Carolina
General Secretary Captain Jean , Project Administrator Mr Francois,
Sponsorship Secretary Major Anna-Maria and Project Officer Major Robert, Public Relations
Officer Captain Emmanuel and Extension Training Officer Captain Dancille during the meeting.
 Photo: Carolina
 Praising Jesus!
Photo: Bente
Preschool children in the meeting
Photo: Bente
Gifts were presented to the Leadership, Captains Jean Laurore and Elianise from the
section and salvationists in Rubirizi by Captain Dyna Tungo
 Photo: Carolina
Photo: Carolina
As Sponsorship Secretary and Project Officer we were given a gift presented by the
youth. We received eggs in a beautiful box and...
Photo: Carolina
... a chicken - an alive one!
Photo: Carolina
We will say good bye for this time by the traditional "group photo"...
 Photo: Carolina
Okey, almost good bye- just a last view from Rubirizi...
Photo: Bente
Now we will say good bye... for now - see you soon! God bless! 


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