S: Rwanda, Africa - Mugina Project Spring 2011
1: TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART! | ADVENTURE!
2: our friend, Fiston | AMAZING!
3: Jean Marie, our Chef | DELICIOUS! | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURIE!
4: FRIENDS! | WELCOME!
5: Jean Claude & Veneranda | Jean Gakwandi | FAMILY!
6: Sunday service at Solace | Mama Lambert
7: the Guest House
8: Worship is always participatory | PRAISE HIM!
10: As we arrived in Mugina I saw the widows dressed in their finest to greet us. Among all those faces I was drawn to the one who is my friend, Trephine. | REJOICE!
11: We were treated not only as honored guests, but as family who had been away, and now had returned. It was a true celebration of song, dance & poetry. They shared how God had blessed them. | WORSHIP!
12: They presented us with gifts and even shared their precious food with us. | GENEROUS!
16: Our team performed the "Itch Skit" followed by a reading about the Father's love.
20: Eve describes his experience in the Genocide showing where he hid under bodies to escape the killers. | Genocide Memorial
21: Solace Clinic opens! | RAVAGED BY HATE. | HEALING!
23: Hope Village, one of the villages Solace Ministries has helped & developed a "demonstration farm" to train others in farming.
24: Prince | PRAYER!
26: A local coffee factory prepares our order. | PROTECTION!
28: Wednesday Widow's Meeting at Solace. | PRAISE!
29: HEALING! | My friend Julie Ann
32: Owning a cow helps to supply food, income and purpose for women who have lost everything. | THANKFUL!
33: Claudine, the President of the Solace Community in Mugina. | John | Eve | BEAUTY!
34: Marta's new home!
35: Louise prepared yummy beef brushette & grilled potatoes for lunch.
36: Mugina | HOPE!
37: John | EXPECTATION!
38: BEAUTIFUL! | HOPE!
39: Trephine & me with our picture of us holding a picture of us from the previous year...commemorating our thrid year together. | RADIANT!
40: PEACE! | The market in Mugina
45: Sun rise in Kigali | The gardens at the Genocide Museum
46: Elevani, a local Christian singer... | & yes, she dressed us up and made us dance...again.
48: Weaver Bird | Topi | Water Buffalo
50: The adventure would not be complete without a bit of car trouble...
52: Stephen Gerad -our driver
53: Stork | Hippos in Mahindi Lake | Impala
55: Elephants...Woo-Hooo! | This is the best safari ever!
56: Solace Soccer Team - sporting new shirts and socks | A game of Red-light Green-light before we head home