Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Genesis of Hate and the Trauma of Genocide – The Rwandan Context

The Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Gatera will be returning to Edmonton to teach a course on The Genesis of Hate and the Trauma of Genocide – The Rwandan Context. The course is being offered by St. Stephen’s College and runs from … Continue reading

Posted in Counselling, Events, News, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), St. Stephen's College

YEGO Centre Grand Opening

Ribbon cutting It was a day of celebration! The mayor’s official representative was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Computer-assisted learning Then it was on to the computer room where Carolyn demonstrated some of the curriculum to be used … Continue reading

Posted in Computer Assisted Learning, Dance, Events, News

Rwanda Visit – Day 17

Home visit Emmanuel and Athanasie regularly minister to several women and children who need their support and the help of YEGO. The team brought rice, beans, sugar, porridge, and laundry soap to a young mom today. The visits remind the … Continue reading

Posted in Computer Assisted Learning, Home visits

Day 3 – Retreat #2

The level-2 retreat ended amidst much joy, laughter and song. The song that ended up being the theme for the weekend was God is So Good. Over and over, it expressed the feelings of the women. In case you’re wondering … Continue reading

Posted in Women's Healing Ministry Retreats

Day 2 – Retreat #2

In the Level 1 retreat the women shared their stories of pain and suffering. Now in Level 2 they are sharing their journeys of healing. There were many stories but the one that came through frequently was the movement from … Continue reading

Posted in Women's Healing Ministry Retreats

Day 1 of Retreat #2

Today was the start of the second retreat. The women and youth have all been to a retreat before. This time the theme is Finding Hope. When the bus arrived the air was filled with the sound of singing. This … Continue reading

Posted in Women's Healing Ministry Retreats

Rwanda Visit – Day 11

Shopping for computers Today was computer-shopping day, African-style. After visiting a couple of shops to compare products and prices, the word was out. By the time the YEGO group got to the third shop, a proprietor from a few blocks … Continue reading

Posted in Computer Assisted Learning

Rwanda Visit – Day 10

Home visits The women that YEGO visits all have something in common. They all struggled with loneliness but now they have a community that cares about them. They are grateful for visitors because then they know they are not forgotten. … Continue reading

Posted in Computer Assisted Learning, Home visits

Women’s Healing Retreat 2019 – Day 3

Retreat leader Kae Neufeld says, “Even one story makes the trip worthwhile, but there are so many more.” Here is one such story. One of the youth asked on Friday if she could tell her story to one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Women's Healing Ministry Retreats, Youth groups

Women’s Healing Retreat 2019 – Day 2

Retreat Day 2 It has been a full day of games, singing, crafts and storytelling. The women and youth are bonding, feeling safe to share difficult stories. They closed the day with singing and an evening blessing. Instead of heading … Continue reading

Posted in Women's Healing Ministry Retreats, Youth groups