Friday we held a farewell ceremony for our long term volunteer, Rachel Pate. She has served here for over 7 months.

The children and staff will miss her very much, so it was a bittersweet goodbye.

We want to thank you Rachel, for your time and commitment to the Bo Me and to the children of Beautiful Gate. You showed such dedication to them and also loved them so deeply as they love you.

Coming straight from high school graduation to live in Africa for 7 months away from your family, is a big step. Thank you for following God’s voice and trusting Him for this journey. We pray that God would honor your service to the least of these…. when you could have been doing anything else, you chose Beautiful Gate.

Thank you so much for your sacrifice, for your love and for sharing your heart with all of us at Beautiful Gate. May God bless you as go from here and may you follow where He calls.

Ruth 2:12

May the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done