Entries by Emma Lawson

Prayer Update – January 2019

‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old is gone, the new is here!’ – 2 Corinthians 5:17 Azizi Life US   We praise God that Emily Newlin is beginning her work with Azizi Life this month, towards our grand goal of multiplying artisan income 10x by 2022!   Please […]

Faith and Social Enterprise – A Good Combination?

“Jesus is permanent peace. Do you have peace?” asked Jean Nepomuscene (Nepo) of the throng of artisans sitting around him in a square formation. A hearty “yego” (yes) rippled through the air as Nepo, a tall, solid man with a love of the Bible, leant forward in his chair, peering out from underneath his red […]

Prayer Update, December 2018

AZIZI LIFE US Praise God for a wonderful Giving Tuesday event where we raised over $18,000 for our Multiply Project. Please pray also that we qualify for the facebook matching grant that could double our fundraising effort to $36,000. We are feeling even stronger in our goal to increase artisan income 10x by the end […]

Saving for a Better Future

They weave baskets from sisal fibre in striking patterns; they weave earrings with all the vibrant colours of Rwandan life; they host visitors for ‘A Day in the Life of an Artisan’ Experience Days. Now, the ladies of the Abumurava cooperative are saving for a better future. Urwego Opportunity Bank recently delivered financial literacy training […]

Prayer Update – October 2018

‘You crown the year with a beautiful harvest’ – Psalm 65:11   We thank God for a successful and joyful 10-year anniversary celebration party! Hundreds of artisans and Azizi supporters came to celebrate with us with dancing, music, food, speeches and a lovely cake! Thank you for supporting us through prayer, because we wouldn’t be […]

Inspiring Staff Stories: Tom MacGregor, Co-Founder

What brought you to Rwanda? My desire to work in Africa began the year before I went to university. I had joined Mercy Ships (a Christian medical relief organisation) as a deckhand while doing a discipleship training course. In that time, I visited a few countries in Africa, including Togo. I fell in love with […]

Prayer Update September 2018

‘Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.’  Psalm 150:1-6   RWANDA […]

Inspiring Staff Stories: Beatha

“Cake!” Beatha beams over a cup of tea. I had just asked her what her favourite food to cook for the Azizi Life team is. “I want everyone to eat with joy when I cook for them”. Aside from cakes for special occasions, which, unsurprisingly, always go down a treat with everyone, Beatha can usually […]

Prayer Update August 2018

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God” – 2 Corinthians 4:15   RWANDA Rift Valley Fever is spreading like wildfire among cattle in rural Rwanda. This is a major problem for cattle owners who rely […]