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Rwanda crash kills Calif. mission volunteer

SAN LORENZO, Calif. (BP)–Kim Foreman, a pastor’s wife from San Lorenzo, Calif., died of injuries sustained during an Aug. 3 automobile crash in Rwanda, where she was serving as a missions volunteer.

Foreman, 59, and her husband Chris, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in San Lorenzo, direct Come & See Africa International, which they established in 2005 to promote missions interest in Rwanda. She had been engaged in Africa missions efforts since 1998 and was on her 10th trip to Rwanda when the crash occurred.

Foreman had been in Rwanda since July 19 and was traveling July 31 from Butare to Kigali when the accident occurred, the California Southern Baptist reported. Foreman was thrown from the vehicle and was rushed unconscious to a hospital in Kabgayi. From there she was transported to King Faisal Hospital in Kigali, where she was treated in the intensive care unit. She died Aug. 3 without regaining consciousness.

A native of South Korea, Foreman was a professor of instructional technology at San Francisco State University. In June 2008, she and her husband broke ground on a center promoting Christian education for students of the University of Rwanda in Butare.

Hundreds of people, including W. Stuart Symington, the American ambassador to Rwanda, attended an Aug. 7 memorial service in Kigali, the California Southern Baptist reported. A funeral service is planned for Aug. 14 at Palma Ceia Baptist Church in Hayward, Calif.
Compiled by Baptist Press assistant editor Mark Kelly.

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