We spent our last full day in Rwanda serving in the community of Rubavu. This is an area of Rwanda that has steep, forest covered mountains and a lot more moisture in the air. The air was cool and the light rain refreshing but, what made the 4:30am wake up call and 8 hour bus ride worth it was the kids!
These kids are the same kids we helped find sponsors During both our sponsorship Sunday events. This trip to Rubavu showed us the fruit of our collective labor and, after seeing how much work Africa New Life has done (and is doing) here in Rwanda, we understood how small of a role we played. Though for these kids, that role was big enough to change their lives!
I'd like to save a lot of what happened on this day for the video because it be a more impactful medium to convey how deeply this day touched us as a team, as humans, but mostly as followers of Christ.
Both Lisa and Mary were able to meet their sponsored kids and families while in Rubavu which was no doubt a life changing experience for both. It was good to see these kids, to talk with them, to serve them a meal.
Rubavu is a community with a large need for sponsors. When you pray, please pray for these people. The community is small in area but large in population. Some 400,000+ people live here.
Here's a little more of what we saw today.