Rwanda Day 8 - July 17, 2019

Our time in the village of Ruhuha ( In the district of Nayagatare) has come to an end. These last 4 days have been amazing, the people in this village are bursting at the seams with Gods love and it’s been heart warming to fellowship and worship with them this week. While in the village today, we learned more about the struggles that this villages faces so that we can go home and set a plan in motion to support this village in the coming years as they learn to sustain themselves. After worshipping together this morning, the pastor of the church, Marcel, presented us each with a gift as a thank you and we shared a meal with the Pastor and other church officials- this meal ended in a dance party with some American Classics like YMCA, Cupid shuffle, cha cha slide and Africa. After lunch we had the opportunity to visit 2 homes in the village, we got to see a glimpse of the living conditions as well as learn about the goat co-op that the women of this church have begun. They are hoping to purchase 70 more for the remaining women. 1 goat costs about $50usd, they buy the goats to resell to the capital city of Kigali once mature enough. It was a nice experience to learn more about how they’re starting these businesses.

At dinner, we had an opportunity to celebrate one of our translators birthdays with a cake made of biscuits and paper crowns! We’re so thankful for our translators and bus drivers- without them, we would not have been able to make news friends with the village of Ruhuha. Thank you for your continued prayers!

- Meg Dumont