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Christmas 2022 Newsletter



Dear Friends,

Christmas greetings.





We are both still in India (Medanta Hoispital)! We would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


Friends, just to say many thanks to you for your continued prayers as Mary continues her cancer treatment at Medanta Hospital. It’s half a year since we left Kigali! Before coming we didn’t expect the treatment to take that long, but of course we didn’t know much about it! The journey hasn’t been easy at all. Mary has been through a tough time in the real sense. She went through surgical procedures at first, and in between, succumbed to covid 19 twice for two weeks, thankfully recovered well with required negative results.


We are grateful to the Lord at present that she is improving and the tests results showed that the cancer disease is responding well to the treatment. Understandably she has been weak because of some after effects of Chemotherapy, but now there’s some progress, a little day by day. She is very positive and believing in God’s total healing. We thank God that here the health service is excellent with able Doctors and the necessary equipment. We need to be patient in order to maximize the medical opportunity and attention that Mary is receiving, instead of rushing to go back to Rwanda. It’s tough but so necessary.


Bereavement back home


It was with a sense of loss that we got the sad news of the death of Maria Mukanyarwaya who passed away peacefully in her sleep on 3rd November. She was one of our residents. It was painful for both of us that we have missed her funeral but at the same time comforted that in our absence, friends, neighbours and Church family arranged the funeral ceremony so well the way we would have liked to be done. We were able to follow the whole procession through the link sent to us. Maria was a very good lady, kind and prayerful, always prayed for Mary to get well soon and come back home! We thank God that she found a place in our family and home before her home calling.


Finally, for the Bird of Paradise Ministry in Rwanda, we would like to thank the Revd Bobbie Moore our Mission Director and all our Trustees, the volunteers and the supporters of BPMR.

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year


Yours sincerely in Christ,

Jerome and Mary Munyangaju,


Mission Director: Revd Bobbie Moore: 21 Kilwarlin Avenue, Hillsborough BT26 6LQ

tel: 07746583470 bobbiemoore1@gmail.com


Please send all contributions to: Mrs Eileen Hill, Treasurer 29 Ballydrain Road, Comber BT23 5SS Tel: 028 9187 8877 hilleileen29@yahoo.co.uk


Enquiries: Mrs Mavis Spiers, 2 Pennington Park, Belfast, BT8 6GJ

Tel: 07720027568 hspenn@btinternet.com


Charity Shop: Ella Tel: 07935094828


Website: www.bpmr.org.uk

NI Charity Ref: NIC106123


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