Weekend in Rwanda

So very much a mixed weekend. Saturday morning was the monthly gathering for some of the Rwanda child sponsor kids, known as a centre day!!

Great morning where they have games, food, and this time pctures for up and coming christmas cards for sponsors!

It was great to spend some time with my sponsor child again, and he had worked out that iw as blind, as he came up and straight away put his arm around me!!!

We gave him presents, and he seemed really happy to see us.

Centre day alwasy seems to be a blessing for those kids who are sponsored, an for those who sponsors rememeber them, as they receive letters, gifts, as well as having a full and proper meal.

most of the rest of day was spent shopping, in Rwandan markets, and shops, which were all amazing, and fully of local local lovely stuff!!!

Last night we wnet out for dinner, and had a great time as a team, and were also able to take our interpreters with us, and our driver as well!!! This was a real blessing to them which was great to be able to do. Even being able to be with these gusy is a real blessing for us.

they even gave us Rwandan names with meanings which again was a real blessing!!!

This morning we went to church here on the site where we are staying!!! lively is an under statement for their worship, both english worship and Rwandan worship as well!!!

the band were amazing, lively, brilliant musicians, even if the service did go on for more than 2 hrs!!!

Rwandan language worship was even more excited than the english worship, and it was great to be able to stay for some of that!!!

yesterday we went for lunch at a berito place!!! quite possibly the largest ones I have ever had!!!

today we went for pizza, and again amazing, and all the food together was really cheep, and really nice to eat!!!

This afternoon we went to visit a charity bringing street lads of the street, called play for hope!!!

They teach them, and also train them in Football skills!!

Great to hear their story, and also to share some of ours, plus also be able to give them football kit from Harrogate town which they seemeed to receive as a real blessing!!!!

We then took out a couple of balls and played some football with them.

A great weekend, full of blessing, plus great food, and engaging with local shopping!!!!

so the meanin fo the names we were given:

hannah: favoured and lovely;
Chloe W, had the meaing of beauty;
Chloe S: had the mean of calm;
Naomi: was princess;
emma: was happiness;
Heather: was goodness;
Nick: was blessing;
andy: man who does good;