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IWE Sponsorship Update

Our Wonderful IWE Sponsors, 

Happy spring! I just wanted to take a minute to write and thank you for your generous sponsorship of a young woman at IWE and give you an update. You are tangibly making such a difference in her education, her well-being, and in her future. Being a sponsor, I know you are eager to know what is happening at IWE at the present time, so I wanted to share the latest news.


Praise God for a wonderful week in Rwanda for our team from Grace. Iím so thankful for this teamís willingness to be the hands and feet of Jesus to these young women on so many levels while they were there. Praise God for the resources to provide flash drives for each senior at the school. Now each girl can save her files and have them for further use, which is really exciting! Praise God for the extra resources to send special fabric for hygiene kits, which help preserve the girlsí dignity through good hygiene, while also providing a business opportunity. As they learn to sew, they can possibly sell these in the community. 

Projects Update

In late February we assembled care packages to send with our team from Grace Church to deliver to each girl at IWE. I plan to offer a summertime service opportunity. There is a team from Taylor University going this summer, so I hope to be able to send sewing supplies and whatever their needs are at the time.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for continued vision for the leadership at IWE and of ALARM Rwanda, as they have some major decisions to make about the schoolís future. They are in the midst of deciding whether or not to become a vocational institution, which would change their course offerings and opportunities. Please pray for the new headmistress and the staff of IWE for vision, strength, and focus to keep IWE running well. There are also several financial issues to deal with, so please pray Godís guidance and direction for the leaders. Please pray for God to provide more sponsors for the various un-sponsored girls. Please pray for God to move in the girlsí lives and pave a future of hope and prosperity. 

May this letter find you well and may you find renewed hope in the amazing resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, this Easter. 

 With gratitude, 
 Sarah Gibbs
 IWE Champion 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. -- Jeremiah 29:11


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