Our last two days in Rwanda were sweet. Sunday, we were very blessed to attend a church service not only in English, but with a pastor from the states. That meant a wonderful morning with no interpreter!
We then had lunch with a new friend of Kenny's, the best man at Egide's wedding. He had a hard time believing we not only had ten children, but that they were schooled at home. How did we got the housework done? How did I teach them all? Wasn't it hard? I assured him that not only were my children well beyond their years academically, but that my house was always impeccably clean and tidy. Just kidding.
I learned later that many families, rich or poor, have house-help. Rwanda is big on community, and country and family pride, and you just don't do it alone. Sounds good to me! Where can I get me some of this house-help?
Monday was our last day in Africa, and it was a very sweet one at that. We got to meet our 3 sponsored children from Compassion, in the morning. They each came with an adult, and they brought gifts. In fact, between the graduation, wedding, and this meeting, we came home with seven wonderful handmade presents to grace our home and remind us of our new friends a half a world away!
|We got to take the boys shopping for treats, and then came back to our hotel to visit and have lunch. The hotel had a big buffet, and these boys really piled it high. Little Solomon wanted to use two forks to eat, and said if he had another arm, he'd use three!|
|Seven year-old Solomon clung to Kenny much of the day. Solomon wants to be a doctor.|
|Jacques is 18 and left the program recently because of a misunderstanding of his age. Usually they will stay until 21 or 22. Jacques is very very quiet. He hopes to finish his studies and go to University.|