We are very fortunate to have much of what we need on a day-to-day basis to build a home... One of our greatest needs and challenges in our new married life will be traveling to see family across continents - for now, that means traveling to Rwanda.
As soon as possible, we would love to be able to make our marriage official in Rwanda and to celebrate with our family and friends overseas, but it will take a while to save up on our own!! If you feel called to help us with airfare, you can contribute here or you can give to us directly! We don't have any specific details on the trip as we won't begin planning until we know that we have enough saved up to go. We can tell you that we will fly into Kigali and will then travel by bus to Janvier's hometown in southern Rwanda; we will be staying primarily with Janvier's mom but may also stay with other friends and family as time permits. Several of Krystina's friends from her mission years in Tanzania also plan to meet up with us :)
A single round-trip ticket to Rwanda costs, on average, $2000... in order to make this trip possible, we will need to have a minimum of $4500 saved to cover airfare and other expenses while overseas (ground travel, food, etc).
Your support will help us to create memories with those that we love... The GREAT thing about memories is that we can carry them with us no matter where we go in the world! For now, Janvier is finishing his master's degree and Krystina is working as a youth minister for high school students. We will be here in the States for the forseeable future, but that could change.
Take a moment to look through our pictures below to see a few of the people that we miss and that you would be helping us to see soon! Many of these pictures are from 2[phone redacted] during Janvier's 2011 summer trip home and Krystina's mission time in Tanzania.
Krystina and Janvier's grandmother. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday!
Janvier and his best friend, Alain.
Janvier and Krystina with Janvier's cousins in Janvier's room.
Krystina and Corine - we were in the same mission group in Tanzania and became best friends!
Krystina and Claire goofing off together!
Janvier with his cousin, Pierette.
Krystina and Father Janusz.
Us with Janvier's mom :)
Whether or not you decide to help us start our married life together in this way, through one of our other registries, or through just being present with us throughout these next months, we want you to know that we most appreciate your support, love and prayers. Thank-you so much for being a part of our lives!!
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