Welcome to my YAGM Rwanda blog, where I will be sharing stories and reflections on my year! I am accompanying and being accompanied by the community of Matimba, Rwanda and the Matimba Lutheran Parish through the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program.
If it’s your first time visiting (or its been a while and you want a refresher!), check out my first post below, which will fill you in on what I am doing this year and why. If you’re visiting because of a new post, thank you for reading. I hope what you find is encouraging, thought-provoking, or otherwise opens a small window into the expansiveness of this year. – Emily Ronsberg
Tonight, I journaled for the first time since leaving Rwanda. My last entry was almost three weeks ago, a short, grief-filled passage written two hours after hearing we YAGM were being evacuated from our communities back to the United States. I titled it “Trusting Ambiguity”, a theme that has resonated with my Rwanda cohort throughout… Read more