As our week of teaching came to a close on Thursday and Friday all of us has been touched in ways that none of us expected. I know for me I have been touched by the hard work and determination that our students have shown this week. I have been amazed to see the progress that our students have made this week. Their hard work and determination has paid off. I cannot wait to see what our students go onto to do in the MACU program and beyond. We tried to send off our students with the assignment to write everyday and find ways to continue learn and grow.
Our students also gave us the best send off at the end of the week. Our group went around and shared why they were thankful for us coming and that we were good teachers. My partner and I told our students that we could not have been such good teachers if we did not have such good students. Our students also got together and gave us each our Rwandan name. The name that our students gave to me was Neza, which means kindness. I have been touched in so many ways this week and I am excited to see what these students go onto to do.
On Saturday we went to the wedding of Angel and Billy Graham, the daughter of Theophile's. During the day we participated in a traditional dowry ceremony. Part of our group carried in the gifts that were presented to the families during the ceremony. During the ceremony we all also presented with gifts from the family, which we are all touched that the family would think of us to give a gift. After that we then participated in the wedding ceremony at the church. After that we were in a reception party to celebrate the marriage.
All in all our group has had a good week and have been touched in ways we never expected. Some of us are already planning our planning our next trip to Rwanda. I cannot wait to see what God does with these students and how he continues to use them as part of His mission.