For April, the Transformational Leadership Center had planned to hold a labyrinth event and walk to commemorate the genocide against the Tutsi which occurred twenty-six years ago. However, due to quarantine requirements, most genocide memorials were closed and events canceled this year for people’s safety. The labyrinth events planned by the Peace Libraries could not go on. However, the Libraries staff looks forward to being able to hold these events when the quarantine ends, once the danger of the pandemic has subsided.
Obviously, then, it has not been an easy period for the Transformational Leadership Center, with staff confined at home, libraries closed, and events canceled. But we are excited to continue in our work where possible and are anticipating reopening projects that were closed. Since schools will not be opening until September, we know that it can be difficult for families who are trapped at home. We are reopening our libraries for parents to come borrow books for their children to read while they are still confined. We would like to ask for your prayer and support more than ever during this difficult period. Librarians are in need of masks, hand sanitizer, soap, and other measures to help prevent contamination. These materials are not always easy to procure.
We are proud to be able to continue our work with your support and God’s help. Now more than ever, your support is invaluable to us. Any way that you are able to help us secure personal protection equipment and other safety materials is greatly appreciated. Most importantly, please continue to hold us and our staff in prayer: for our safety, the safety of our communities, and that our efforts will be able to help those around us as we continue our mission.