Entries by Emma Lawson

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 […]

Artisan Focus: Francine Mukamabano, Potter

“When my husband, Eric, passed away two years ago, I used the skills that he taught me to create new products”. Francine cradled a smooth pottery piggy bank, complete with kitenge fabric ears and tail. Hers are the hands that create and shape a future for her and her four boys, as she compacts, moulds, […]

Prayer Update July 2018

‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, for the Lord will be with you wherever you go’ – Joshua 1:9 RWANDA We are thankful for dry season sunshine, and the arrival of tourists in Rwanda over the next couple of months. Tourism makes a huge contribution to the national and local economy, and Rwanda […]

Arts and Crafts at the Azizi Life Studio

It’s been a few months since the opening of the Azizi Life Studio in Kigali. There’s been a lot of art, lots of craft, and apparently, lots of delicious food to boot! We caught up with Chantal, the manager of the Studio, to find out how it’s been going. What is the vision for the […]

Prayer Team Update June 2018

‘You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word’ Psalm 119:114   RWANDA Thankfully, it seems that dry season is finally here.  Please pray for all affected by the devastating rains that have ravaged the country over the past few months.  It is estimated by the Ministry of Disaster Management and […]

Prayer Update – May 2018

Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will rise up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31 RWANDA The past few weeks have seen huge amounts of rainfall across the nation, and hundreds of people have been […]

Artisan Focus: Inganzo Woodcarving Group

  “I was 16 years old when I had my lower-leg blown apart by a mine”.  Aimable pulled up his trouser leg to reveal his prosthetic limb.  A broad-set man with a kind face overshadowed by a bright orange baseball cap, he relayed the day that irrevocably changed his life.  His task was to keep […]