Fours years have flown by, it seems like only yesterday! Hope for a Thousand Hills Update—May 2013 “We were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our very lives as well—because you had become so dear to us.” (1 Thessalonians 2:8). Four years have flown by! In 2008 Hope [...]
The short-term mission team from HOPE for a Thousand Hills is leaving for Cyimbili, Rwanda, on June 20 and will be returning on July 6. They will be teaching English in the primary school and Cyimbili High School, running outdoor games and sports clinics and working with the pastors at the seminary. Pastor Dave will [...]
On the plane flying back from Rwanda…I’m a little delirious due to jet lag/lack of sleep, but so thankful for another great visit with our friends in Cyimbili. Let me try to give an overview of what was accomplished these past 10 days in Rwanda, and how the Chapel’s partnership is making a tangible, lasting [...]
They say it’s still the dry season here in Rwanda, but we’ve seen quite a bit of rain. They also say, that in Africa rain is always a blessing. So, it’s good to see the hills of Cyimbili wet and green and full of promise. Today we wrapped up some of our activities for the [...]
Greetings from Cyimbili, Our small team (Marita, Jamie, Pastor Dave, Don, and Mike) arrived on Saturday for a one-week visit. The week is already going by fast, but we wanted to get a couple updates out before we depart. We were welcomed with smiles and singing on Saturday. Cyimbili is as beautiful as always. It’s [...]
For Christmas the clinic gets some repairs and a complete new paint job. See the before and after.
The second new restroom facility is nearly completed and ready for use. Up until now, the entire school and those that live on the plantation have all been using one facility. This second facility will provide for the 600 students and adults that are in the main compound in Cyimbili
Cyimbili High School is situated in the Kigeyo Sector, Rutsiro District in the Western Province of Rwanda on the shoreline of Kivu Lake. It is surrounded by majestic hills that reach the height of about 1460 meters (appx. 5,000 ft.) above sea level. Our school and community name has a long history. The name “Cyimbili” was [...]
The health center and the secondary school of Cyimbili have been separated by a small river for several years. It was a big problem. People of each side felt lonely especially during the rainy season when it was practically impossible to cross. Pupils and students had problems not only to go to school but also to reach [...]
During the last trip, the team was able to set up an office complete with laptop, printer, camera – and even internet. The people of Cyimbili can now communicate with the outside world via email.