Jessica Goldschmidt-Habyarimana

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Jessica has been coordinating a life skills curriculum called WHY WAIT? since 2013. It is based on Biblical principles and Jessica also works in a youth camp ministry called 3D Christian Camps, the 3 ‘D’s’ standing for ‘Discover’, ‘Decide’ and ‘Do it’, as that is their desire for the camp participants. Since 2018 she has been involved in mobilising for mission by helping to facilitate Kairos courses.

In 2020, Jessica finished her assignment in Rwanda and married her husband Eric. She is currently living in the Netherlands and serving with the AIM French-speaking office particularly in communication and translation work.

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Jessica Goldschmidt-Habyarimana began working as Communications Manager for AIM France at the beginning of the year, serving alongside Gilles and Myriam Bonvallat in the AIM France office. Please pray for her work as she serves in translation and in encouraging French-speaking supporters in their prayer for AIM and cross-cultural mission.

Praise God for all the 3D Christian Camps camps in Rwanda have done in young people’s lives. Jessica Goldschmidt shares this testimony from a former camp attendee:

“I participated in the camp in 2017 and it was one of the most memorable experiences in my life. I had not expected so much but after completing the camp I was amazed at how wonderful the experience had been. This camp taught me that in my walk with God it is very important to have discipline in everything I do. It also taught me that there is always something I can do or contribute in the kingdom of God.  

I also learnt that God always expects us to have a serving heart towards others. Afterwards, my friends and I saw the need for a Bible study at church and we immediately started one which has been going since then. I thank God because we have been able to learn the Word of God and start applying it in our daily lives.”

Jessica is currently in the Netherlands on Home Assignment. She has recently married Eric, who is studying at Bible College in the Netherlands. “We are thankful to God that Eric has finished his first year at Tyndale Theological Seminary successfully. It was an intense year of studying. Jessica, on her side, had to say goodbyes to many dear friends after having spent eight years in Rwanda… we are now standing at the start of a yet-to-be-discovered road in front of us that we will travel together. What will this journey look like? Eric has two years remaining of his studies at Tyndale… Jessica still needs to see what the next step will be for her. Will she stay in full-time ministry, and if yes, where would God have her serve and use her gifts? Will she look for a secular job for these two years? Will she work part-time in both fields? Please pray for clarity and that God would open the right doors.”

“This is a rather unusual time that has brought changes to many people’s lives. You can imagine that most people here, and probably in many places in this world, don’t have savings that can hold them through a season like this! All “non-essential” services are no longer permitted. The huge number of motorcycle taxis can no longer carry passengers. They may only offer delivery services. What about the people who used to stand at given places with a shovel or other tool, waiting for a truck to come by and give them a job for the day? The Cabinet has extended the existing measures for an additional two weeks taking us to the end of Sunday, April 19th and after that, we don’t know yet. Additionally to this already particular time, today [7th April] marks the beginning of the genocide commemoration period in Rwanda that took place 26 years… Please pray for the people for whom this time is really challenging, that they would have the necessary food, water, and other basics; and that I would know how and with whom to share.”

“As I am writing, Forma’Camp 2018, which gathered 45 campers, is behind us. God in His grace used this camp once again to speak to young adults. Here is some of their feedback: “The greatest thing that the camp taught me is in my relationship with Jesus Christ and concerning this, I will not say I learned, rather I was transformed from a religious Christian to a disciple of Christ. I understood that Jesus did not call me just for me to be saved but to be a saving source for others who have not been saved yet; that I am a light; a light does not shine in the light but rather in the darkness.”… I would also appreciate your prayers…that God would give my heart peace and total trust in Him. I have been reminded of the importance of remaining in the vine; in Christ… I can “fake it” by my own strength for a while but it won’t last… Thank you for your continued prayers and support!”

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