Autumn 2021 Newsletter
BIRD OF PARADISE MINISTRIES IN RWANDA (BPMR)
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
This autumn, we are writing to thank you most sincerely for all your support for our ministry through BPMR. We pray that you all are well protected both physically and spiritually in these severely testing times.
It’s now nearly two long years since the Covid-19 pandemic ongoing devastation around the world and we still feel helpless but this is not to be the whole story as at the same time we know for sure God’s unfailing love, for God has not forgotten us. (Psalm 121: 1-2 “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth”.
We continue to live at present with the annoying lockdowns and travelling has become almost impossible. We have not been able to visit the UK and we pray that hopefully things might be eased so that we would be able to see all those we very much long to see, our family and our supporters.
We are grateful that God has protected us all in the BPMR house in Kigali. It’s amazing that our elderly have been able to keep healthy despite concerns of the virus spread. Stephanie (101) years old obeys all the rules when it comes to wearing mask! Home or away!
Despite the fact of the fear of Covid-19 infections, sowing, planting and harvesting continued to be among the essential activities. Jerome here in the picture seems to enjoy doing that and he loves to see things growing out of the soil to fruition! Although we can’t grow everything, we are thankful to have some of our own produce to supplement whatever we buy from the market. Some poultry is kept in our backyard to make sure we have mornings begun by a rooster to wake us up! Eggs are very expensive so we can have our own chicken and eggs affordable.
Planning permission is not yet! We’ve been chasing around this application and the latest answer we received is this, “the technical assessment found that the plot is located in area without direct access to the neighbourhood. We kindly request you to wait land development plan and its implementation”. It was also advised that we required more drawings not just for the immediate one building but the long-term plan for the whole area for more units. We have done the proposed sketches and resubmitted for the lands’ office approval.
We take this opportunity to acknowledge the part played in our work by the BPMR Board of trustees in Belfast and the volunteers who faithfully serve in our Downpatrick Charity Shop.
We would kindly ask churches, individual groups and all our friends to keep supporting us in our efforts to share God’s compassion with the needy elderly. We do greatly appreciate all you do to make this ministry possible for the sake of the extension of God’s work of sharing and caring to needy elderly.
Yours sincerely in Christ,
Jerome and Mary
Mission Director: Revd Bobbie Moore: 21 Kilwarlin Avenue, Hillsborough BT26 6LQ
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Please send all contributions to: Mrs Eileen Hill, Treasurer 29 Ballydrain Road, Comber BT23 5SS Tel: 028 9187 8877 email@example.com
Enquiries: Mrs Mavis Spiers, 2 Pennington Park, Belfast, BT8 6GJ
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Charity Shop: Ella Tel: 07935094828
NI Charity Ref: NIC106123