We had a busy but fulfilling day today! We were able to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and the Nyamata Genocide Memorial. After reading about the genocide of the tutsi’s before coming, it was eye opening to be able to see first hand just how horrific it was. We walked through one of the churches where 10,000+ tutsis were murdered and were able to see the blood soaked clothing and belongings of the victims. We also got to go into one of the mass graves where 45,000 bodies are buried. While this was incredibly heart breaking to see, it was a very humbling experience that makes you grateful for the freedoms we have.
Safari Day - Akagera National Park
What a great day in Kigali, Rwanda! Today’s my day to post an update so here you go! This morning we had church in our rental home and dug into the concept of love and what loving others intentionally really looks like. May this trip be a means for me to experience love in a way I never have - creating relationships with my teammates and the wonderful people of Rwanda. Today we enjoyed delicious Italian, visited the market, had the fellas measured for their suits for the big wedding day, and did some more shopping in downtown Kigali. Tomorrow we start teaching! Our team is ready to impact lives and we are ready to meet our first group of pastors to help equip them with English and computer skills training. As much as I miss my family, I am having an amazing week and am thankful for this life changing trip. My first mission trip has been both heartwarming and heartbreaking. More tears, smiles, laughs and memories to come. Sending hugs from Rwanda. I am now family, and I think I’ll come back.