The New Adventures of RWANDA

Greetings Village:

My name is Shemiah Curry, as many of you may know, and I will be leaving for Rwanda in August ! I am super excited about this new opportunity to serve. Throughout my 11 month journey I will blog frequently and use social media as much as I can to stay connected.This opportunity is made possible through the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) via their Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) department.


So a couple of FAQ’s …………..


How did you hear about this opportunity? 

Through the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America which also my church’s denomination


What’s the name of the program you are serving with?

Young Adults in Global Mission


Where are you staying in Rwanda? 

I will be living in Kayonza, Rwanda with the local pastor and his wife. The wife, Shema, speaks English. The official languages of Rwanda are English, French, and Kinyarwanada.


What will you be doing in Rwanda?

Teaching English and working with the women of the community


Are you nervous? 

No, not at all.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Are going to Rwanda by yourself? 

No. There are a total of 88 volunteers who accepted the call to serve internationally in the YAGM program. 5 of the 88 will be serving in Rwanda.  Each country also has a Country Coordinator who helps facilitate the transition to the new country and throughout the entire experience. I have been in constant communication with my country coordinator since April.


When are you leaving? 

I have training in Chicago, IL August 16th-24th, 2016. Somewhere between August 25th-30th I am flying to Rwanda with my cohort and country coordinator.



Are you coming home for holidays? 

Unfortunately, no. Plane tickets are very expensive.


How can I help?

By either contributing donations (toiletries, medications, clothing , etc) or donating to the website link below! This provides more information about the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission Program. DONATE if you can 🙂


I will be in contact . Monthly blog updates will begin August 2016 . Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers :). I love you all so much !




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