An associate pastor from Steinbach has found a second home in the African country of Rwanda.

Dave Kehler of Calvary Chapel is involved with a pentecostal church of just over two million people at 3,200 locations across the country.

"Why Rwanda?" Kehler asked. "Because somebody from Rwanda came here, walked into our church, and my job here is to train the young men and women in leadership.

"I discipled him for 17 months and then he went back to Rwanda, and when they met him, they said 'you're completely different than the guy who left before, can we meet the people who trained you?'"

Kehler said he and his wife Lynn started going to Rwanda five years ago and now spend six months of the year there training leaders.

He added they have started an organization called 'Bridges Beyond' to take that training to the next level.