November 2016
RMP Participated in Meetings of Anglican Diocese of Christ our Hope, Diocese of the South, and the Gulf Atlantic Diocese

It was great to put faces to names as representatives from several churches with sister parishes met Regina at three dioceses' synod meetings. Conversations were also held with people who were not familiar with RMP and who are interested in the concept of developing a sister church. Please pray that these potential new partners! 

August 2016
International Anglican Church, Colorado Springs, CO & Kibali Parish, Byumba Diocese, Rwanda

On Saturday August 6, runners gathered at the starting line at 8:00 AM in Colorado Springs and at 4:00 PM in Kibali, Rwanda (Byumba Diocese). All donned green t-shirts with the Run With Rwanda/Run for Rwanda logo on the front. Runners on both sides of the Atlantic were running for a common cause - to help build the Kibali Health Center. This was the 9th year for this run on two continents between sister churches International Anglican Church (IAC) and Kibali Parish. To date the clinic that has been constructed from funds raised through the race over the years, has been birthing hundreds of babies in its maternity center, providing anti-retroviral treatment for over 160 AIDS patients, immunizing countless children, and treating routine illnesses as well as life threatening illnesses like TB and malaria. The laboratory/technical building and the nutrition center are the final two buildings to be built. The hope is that the 10th anniversary run, to be held the first Saturday of August 2017, will raise the funds to complete the construction. Join in the fun and read more about the run, or donate to the health center's construction at www.runforrwanda.org.  View a video about the run here:Run for Rwanda

July 2016
Redeemer Anglican Church, Raleigh, NC & Runda Parish, Shyogwe Diocese, Rwanda

Having been birthed a year and a half ago by Church of the Apostle's Raleigh, NC, Redeemer Anglican Church also of Raleigh, NC has now taken the step of developing her own sister relationship in Shyogwe Diocese with Runda Parish. A team from Redeemer traveled to Rwanda in July, 2016 to meet their new parish for the very first time. 

Upon returning home, Redeemer's Rwanda Liaison, Teresa Kinkaid, commented, "Redeemer's visit to Shyogwe Diocese and meeting our new sister church, Runda Parish, was wonderful!  We left feeling God had truly attached our hearts together.  Pastor Jean Baptiste and our team are very excited about partnering with Christ for the sake of the Gospel.  Also, we had a fun, heart warming visit with the Compassion children some of us on the team sponsor.  Church of Gikomero, previous sister church (Church of the Apostle's sister parish), had a celebration while we were there for their new Compassion International Project.  This Project is the answer to much hard work and prayer over the past 2 years.  Bishop Jered Kalimba is excited about Redeemer's relationship with Runda Parish.  Our hearts were very full with joy, hope and love for our brothers and sisters in Christ."

A soccer ball always helps to break the iceThe new family!
Pastor Ford Jordan with Bishop Jered and Pastor Jean Baptiste