Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rwanda Post 1

What an overwhelming task...describing did it change me? How do I see things differently? How did it affect our marriage? How do I see God differently? Did I leave my heart there? Oh yes, no, and in some ways to all of those. :)

So I guess I will start with the reason we wanted to go to Rwanda in the first place, because of the first 12 Rwandan students I ever met. I've known them for 2 years now, and have loved them from the beginning. This trip we were blessed to see all 12 of our students, and we were even privileged enough to meet many of their families. These students have been such a blessing to us and I am honored to continue to work with them.

Here is Alex with Taylor and I. He lives in Kigali so he met us at the airport.
This is Emmanuel (right) and his cousin Prosper. Emmanuel is an amazing student and I have no doubt he will do amazing things in Rwanda.
This is Marcel. He is one of our International Student Ambassadors, and one of the kindest men I know.
This is Desire and his brother. Desire is also very smart, he's a critical thinker and will accomplish much.
This is Lea and Paulin. Lea works incredibly hard at everything she does.
This is Paulin (right). He and his friend took us on a tour of NUR. Paulin will do great things for God one day.
This is Emmanuel with some of our team and some of his friends, he showed us the dorms at NUR.
This is Modeste and I. Modeste is very focused and kind.
Most of the gang all together at Patrick's house where we celebrated my birthday Rwandan style.
These are 2 of my favorite girls, Faith and Val. They have allowed me to know them, they have let me hear their stories, and I have grown and learned by knowing them.
This is Patrick. He is a strong leader, a hard worker, and a good friend.
This is Bertrand. He is our good friend. He has one of the greatest smiles of anyone I know.Paulin and Desire and I at the party.
Taylor and Emmanuel. Check out the beastly beard Taylor had.
This is Alex, and his mom. We were so blessed to be able to meet his family and to be welcomed into his home. We had our first taste of real cow's milk was good. :)
This was on our last night. Alex, Bertrand, and their friend Bob took us for the best Rwandan brochette in Kigali. It was delicious and a night we will never forget.

1 comment:

  1. we drink real raw cow's milk... its da bomb diggity... thanks for sharing your friends, can't wait to hear more.