This Walk is changing the world!
Local trails and community services in Rwanda come together at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4.
Participants will “Walk for Rwanda” on two local trails that day. If you can’t walk, please support those who will. Our efforts here improve the lives of ordinary people in the central African nation of Rwanda in very real ways.
We will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at PEACE Lutheran Church for a short rally, then carpool to two nearby trailheads. Participants can walk both trails in this year’s program or just one, as they choose. The Litton Trail in Grass Valley and the Deer Creek Tribute Trail in Nevada City offer beautiful spring scenery, and the Litton Trail is wheelchair-accessible. Trail hosts from Peace will offer support until 12 p.m.
We hope to raise $4,500 to support grass-roots efforts that help people create public facilities meeting their basic needs, including health clinics, schools and small-scale businesses. Every penny raised in the “Walk for Rwanda” will support the work of the Rev. John Rutsindintwarane – or “Pastor John,” as we like to call him. Pastor John helped establish the Lutheran Church in Rwanda after the 1994 genocide and has been active in helping ordinary Rwandans build community infrastructure.
PEACE’s connection to Rutsindintwarane dates to 1995, when former member Tony Waters met Pastor John at a refugee camp in Tanzania. Since then, Peace has supported Pastor John in many ways.
Let us know you’re coming!
Please contact the church at (530) 273-9631 to let us know you’re coming. If you would like to participate, but are not available to walk on May 4, you may request to walk on the alternative trail-a-thon date of May 11.
Donations may be made safely online at our secure website or by sending your check to PEACE Lutheran Church; please write “Walk for Rwanda” in the memo line.