... a team.
We have had our first team of 2012 - the first of four.
They were only in Rwanda for 6 days but we had a grand time with them. If they are any indication, we are in for a good year.
We took them to Nyamirama - clothing distribution and witnessing the water distribution
|Mom's with babies first... the the rest for clothes.|
|Lari and Rita have a great time|
|The line of water jerry cans|
|The crowd... dancing in thanksgiving for the water. |
A very moving time.
Serge asked the head of local security how the water has changed the community.
He said that when they gather at 4pm each day for water, they take the chance to talk to the community to encourage and educate them.
One of those things... when we arrived to give out the clothes we didn't recognize the kids. Serge even thought they had brought in 'clean' kids for the Muzungu's to see!!
But they were the community kids - just CLEAN!
We have never seen the kids clean ...
|Alice, Marte, Mama Chantal |
We were celebrating that Marte was 'fat'!
She has gained 11 kgs since November - and that's a GOOD thing!
The team spent the next day visiting three of their homes. Was a heart breaking time for them - but good. Always good to get a sitting in a very tiny house and hear life stories...
Makes one pause and think for a long time.
We took them to Fumbwe - about an hour out of Kigali to see Pastor Desontos and his Assistant Pastor Modeste. We have some land to grow crops, a house for Modeste and his new bride to live in, a little barn for cows and goat, and lots of dreaming of how we can better help this community.
Even today, Serge is with a lady from Norway (thank you internet!), meeting with the community executive, to see if we might bring some training to the community in making fuel efficiency stoves. It's a government mandate for all communities to have fuel effieciency stoves but how are they to get that training and implement the plan? Maybe we are part of all that....
|The team with those who had come to greet us at their |
little church on Thursday morning
|Beni with one of our goats. |
Two days old!
I was worried he was going to squeeze
it to death or that the goat would pee
on him! Neither happened!