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October 9, 1999

Things we like - but which are hard to get in Rwanda:



Oct 12


Aug 21


July 15, 2000


Oct 19, 2001


April 7, 2003


April 18, 2005


Oct 24, 2006


May 17, 2008

Kool-aid, nuts, dried fruit, goldfish crackers, Velveta Cheese, matchbox cars, chocolate chips, Crayola Crayons, English King James Bibles (new or used), stickers, 3 x 5 cards, Jello, pudding, candy, salad dressing mixes, herbal tea, and money.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you been on the field?

Since July 2003

What language does your country speak?


How long did it take you to learn the language?

A lifetime – we are still learning

What climate does your country have?

Paradise – but to be specific  75-80 F during the day and 65-70 F every night

How populated is your country?

8 million people - but probably the most densely populated country in Africa

Tell us about your food?

We eat like Americans but everything is made from scratch

What are the main industries and/or agriculture in your country?

Coffee and tea

What is the dollar worth?

550 Rwandan francs

How does the economy compare to the U.S.?

People are dirt poor OR they are rich  - but the middle class is beginning to grow some.

What do you like most about your country?

The good temperature and beautiful countryside

What are the major religions in your country?

Pentecostals, Catholics, Muslims

Where are you and your spouse from originally?

Gregg from Bay City, MI  

Angela from Hammond, IN

Where and how did you meet your spouse?

We met on a bus coming home from B – Junior camp

How do you school your children?

Home School

Describe your shopping for us?

Every Tuesday we make a day of it. We first go to the local market to buy fresh produce, then to town to get meat, bread, cheese, milk, cleaning supplies, and hardware items. Angela and I also take time to go to lunch together that day.

How are the customs and traditions different than those in the U.S.?

People are very closed – they will act one way but be thinking totally different on the inside. People also like to be proper – greet every one when entering a house and greet everyone again on the way out – even if you are there only 30 seconds. Everything needs to go in a bag to be carried. Don't eat out in public! - except at restaurants of course. And don't chew gum like a cow! They have a king-like attitude – proud and proper. 

What do you like most about being a missionary?

Being in a place where so many have never heard that you can have a guarantee to go to heaven and being able to show them.

What do you least enjoy about being a missionary?

Missing all the activities at First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN and having no help with the ministry here.

What is your favorite food?

Gregg - Steak with garlic butter on top
Angela - Cheezy Lasagna

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