2019 Summer Mission Theo
In addition to the Dental Clinic, as part of the campaign, we are funding the purchase of a bike for Theo, a veteran of the genocide who lives in a remote village. We initially met Theo during our 2018 summer mission to Rwanda, when he came to us with a fractured tooth. Dr. Tom attended to Theo’s dental needs, and Lita shared the gospel. He immediately received salvation and his life was transformed from that very moment.
During Dr. Tom and Lita’s visit to Rwanda in April, to participate and attend the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, the Lees met up with Theo. With some coaxing, it became apparent that Theo was struggling to make ends meet and in providing for his family. Theo is a cobbler and had been doing well when he first met Dr. Tom and Lita in 2018. However, as a veteran he was given free housing by the government, but ten miles outside of the city. The people of his town cannot afford to buy or repair shoes. So, he is unable to use his skills as a cobbler. In order to provide for his family, Theo grows vegetables in a small plot of land and finds day jobs occasionally, barely making ends meet. God impressed upon the Lees to find a means to thoughtfully and sustainably assist Theo.
Our Ride for Rwanda was the answer! It was only fitting that our Ride for Rwanda would be a means to bless Theo with a bike. It would address his daily commute needs (allowing him to return to his shoe shop to work as a cobbler) and provide a practical and sustainable means of earning a living for his family. God loves all of us individually and personally, and through this sharing of resources, Theo will tangibly experience God’s love. Thank you for making this possible for Theo!
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