Rwanda Day 6 - July 15, 2019

Today was such an amazing day! We started off having breakfast at the hotel. Then we headed to go to the village! As we were driving, there were so many families waving to us as we drove by. Many of the kids were running behind our van to catch up with us. When we arrived at the village, many kids and women greeted us as we got out of our vehicle.

We taught the women how to keep a good hygiene by teaching them how to wash their hands and brush their teeth. Afterwards, we gave them soap, tooth brushes, and toothpaste for them to use. Josiah and Wilson played soccer with all of the older kids. Brian and Jason were teaching all of the younger kids a bunch of camp songs. Right after the sessions and soccer, we ate lunch with the church. Right after lunch, we headed out to go visit a pig co-op. It was so amazing to learn about how the pigs provides for their families. it’s a group of ten men who own the pigs. And, they are kept in the back of a family’s house.

Everyone in the village works and lives off the land. Regardless of their age. It’s amazing to see little two year olds sit with their family to harvest the corn. The corn is off of the cob and they dry out the kernels to make corn flour.

There is also bricks being made with water and clay/mud. They get the water for the bricks from the streets after the rain. It takes the people a two hour walk one way to get water for eating & drinking.

Throughout the drive we see men, women & children carrying everything from sticks, bananas, pineapples, sugar cane, water, on bikes or on their heads. these people are such hard workers and yet their souls are as happy as ever. Every place we drive, young & old wave and the young repeat “Abazungu”, which means white people. It’s the sweetest thing ever!

We headed back to the hotel and settled down for a bit. Before we ate dinner together, we all played a couple games of telephone. Then, after dinner, we all played charades with our two interpreters and our two bus drivers. Our bus drivers do not speak english but we have built such an awesome relationship with them both! It was such an amazing day & I love to see how God is working in these peoples lives.

~Never be lacking in Zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11

Blessings, Grace