So just before dinner yesterday, thursday, once the luggage had arrived, we got all the shoes out, and one of the cooks where we are staying saw this, and we managed to get her some shoes, i have never seen a reaction over receiving a pair of shoes like, this, arms in the air, dancing, smiles, squeals of excitement and elight, it really was truly something to behold!!!
Today we did 6 home visits!! what a day so many stories, so many lives struggling, and yet so overjoyed to see us, to receive us in their houses, really does bring a whole new meaning to blessing, hope, love, and so many other words!!!
Such small houses, that hardly anyone could fit in them, people struggling to work, not able to pay rent, even when in our understanding of rent it is so small, like 3 or 5 pounds a month.
Families being chased from areas, not able to stay where they are, so children can't be registered to go to school, and by the age of 14 have never been to school, and will never get the chance to go to school!!!
Lives, where kids have to go and get water for the family, and bring it back from a lake, and then leae the house at 5.30 am to go to school!!!!
One life, of a man now, but as a child growing up in the Jungle, close to death, losing his dad, losing brothers, having to leave Rwanda to go to Uganda for months, if not years, but yet, due to sponsoership coming back to Rwanda, getting educated, adn now wanting to bring hope, life, love, compassion to people around him!!!!
It is impossible to understand these lves, and to some extent i have given up trying to understand why these lives are the way they are!!! I just know that being around these lives, has challenged me, blessed me, inspired me, and provoked me to see so much more happen!!!!!
We are seeing lives changed here, even by giving out 10's of paris of shoes today, children, adults were so blessed, and encouraged just ismply to receive shoes!!!
Playing Frizby and leaving them in communities, along with bubbles, brought excitement joy, laughter, in a way i don't think i have seen for quite some time!!!!
In one respect so much is being done in this count, but yet, there is so much, overwhelming amounts stil to do, and we cannot stop to let these injustices carry on!!!
Wifi sadly doesn't allow me to put pics up, not stable enough, but there will be loads going up on the return to the UK!!!
I hope the words give a little picture, but the real pictures will blow your mind and I hope pray, that you see something that you know you can do something about!!!!