Dallas household happy to receive new members

On Sunday, November 05, 2017, we had a great opportunity to meet in our household after attending the holy mass that took place at Saint Elisabeth Ann Seton Church. It was a wonderful moment of praises, testimonies and brotherhood.

We had an open household of four brothers and sisters: Abel – visiting from Rwanda, Serge – graduated from Belgium, reunited with his wife Claudine who is studying in TCU, and Hortense, living in Texas. We had also three special guests: Stanislas, our friend, Elizabeth and her baby boy Ellis, also living in Fort Worth.

During our joyful praises, the Lord reminded us that He is our Good Shepherd; He doesn’t want anyone of us to get lost because He is a good shepherd. This God’s word was also a good introduction to Abel’s talk about “God’s love” which was very rich.

Elizabeth grew up in an Emmanuel Community family in Butare, Rwanda. She gave us a wonderful testimony:

I always knew that I can count on my parents’ prayers in all circumstances but when I had my own son I wondered, who is going to pray for him? It is my turn! That’s the reason why I searched the Emmanuel Community in Fort Worth until I got Hortense’s contact. I am very happy to be with you and I will do all my best to attend our meetings.

We will have meeting every other week, to praise the Lord together, share His word and the way we are living it in our daily life.

Let’s stay united in prayer!

Hortense (TX)


  1. michel irongo
    November 25, 2017    

    Hello Rwandan people! I am Michel Irongo and I came from Rwanda. now, I live at Cedar falls city in IOWA.
    I liked to participate in different activities of Emmanuel community, when I was in Rwanda. I was one of members of Emmanuel community as watching (Regardant) and I know serge and Claudine. I have a question I don’t have more information about Emmanuel community USA.God bless you!

    • Hortense B Gatera
      November 26, 2017    

      Hello Hello Michel. So happy to see your reaction. Please feel free to call me any time, this is my number 954 5493022
      God bless you

  2. November 26, 2017    

    So good to hear from you guys! For sure- we are united in prayers!
    Hugs from PA community:)

  3. Colleen
    November 29, 2017    

    We love hearing news from other households across the country. We are praying for you here in Ohio.

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