Arriving (safely) in Rwanda …

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Muraho from Rwanda! (That means hello in Kinyarwanda language) but you already knew that right? We have safely arrived here in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. We are now at our host organization World Relief’s guest house. Thanks to the cook here, Joseph, we are all happily settling down to our mosquito net covered bunks for some deeply desired rest and relaxation! We left Red Deer at 9 am on Wed May 28 and spent pretty much the next 25 hours on planes with only about 2 ½ of those hours in layovers (which isn’t really that much!) Lots of book reading, movies, snacks, small sleeps and bathroom trips made up most of that time. The flights were very nice and the food was even quite good! We were warmly greeted by staff from world relief, Bob, Janno and Domarcelle (2 out of 3 of these names are most assuredly spelled wrong  )and are so thankful to God for our safe arrival with almost no complications! Thank you for your prayers! All people and bags are accounted for and we are ready for what God has in store for us while we are here. First impressions of Rwanda, although being at night, are that this is a beautiful city. Smells like campfire and warm summer air. Bob commented on how much change he has seen in Kigali since he moved here in 1994 as a boy. It feels like a busy but lovely mountain city. After our sleep tonight and breakfast tomorrow, we will be joining the World Relief team for one of their Friday Chapels and “pizza time” where we’re told there’s not actually any pizza but is a time of fellowship and possibly communion. We then will have some time to spend touring Kigali a little and seeing our surroundings before heading out to Nyamesheke region on Saturday, I believe. uraho from Rwanda! (That means hello in Kinyarwanda language) but you already knew that right? We have safely arrived here in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. We are now at our host organization World Relief’s guest house. Thanks to the cook here, Joseph, we are all happily settling down to our mosquito net covered bunks for some deeply desired rest and relaxation! We left Red Deer at 9 am on Wed May 28 and spent pretty much the next 25 hours on planes with only about 2 ½ of those hours in layovers (which isn’t really that much!) Lots of book reading, movies, snacks, small sleeps and bathroom trips made up most of that time. The flights were very nice and the food was even quite good! We were warmly greeted by staff from world relief, Bob, Janno and Domarcelle (2 out of 3 of these names are most assuredly spelled wrong  )and are so thankful to God for our safe arrival with almost no complications! Thank you for your prayers! All people and bags are accounted for and we are ready for what God has in store for us while we are here. First impressions of Rwanda, although being at night, are that this is a beautiful city. Smells like campfire and warm summer air. Bob commented on how much change he has seen in Kigali since he moved here in 1994 as a boy. It feels like a busy but lovely mountain city. After our sleep tonight and breakfast tomorrow, we will be joining the World Relief team for one of their Friday Chapels and “pizza time” where we’re told there’s not actually any pizza but is a time of fellowship and possibly communion. We then will have some time to spend touring Kigali a little and seeing our surroundings before heading out to Nyamesheke region on Saturday, I believe.

 

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