Many of you will remember the Rwamuhinda family, the first family our POWIR Ministry team supported from their initial arrival in this country to their new, independent lives. After fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo, the family spent 13 years in a refugee camp in Rwanda.

In March of 2020, Emile and Rosine and five of their six children landed at Logan Airport (on one of the last arriving flights before international travel was halted due to COVID.)

Sadly, their eldest daughter, Peace, who was 21 at the time, had to remain at the refugee camp for several more months before finally arriving in Boston in August of 2020. 

In an update to you after her arrival, we wrote,

“This young lady has an unbelievable amount of strength and resilience in the face of massive obstacles. She is an inspiration to us all and we are so grateful to God that this family is together again.”

We wanted to share the wonderful news that Peace has just completed her degree in psychology at Middlesex Community College! She plans to continue with more studies in the hope of becoming a therapist for people with disabilities.

Peace has a message for the members  of the Collaborative who helped welcome her and her family to the U.S. back in 2020.

“I would like ask you if you would please give this message to the entire team that supported us that we truly appreciate everything you all have done for us. You played a crucial role in our lives. I can’t repay what you have done for us and I don’t know what kinds of gifts I can give you to show my appreciation.

May the Lord bless you abundantly!”

Many Congratulations, Peace!

A Wonderful Update from the Rwamuhinda Family!