Tuesday, November 15, 2011
God Sleeps In Rwanda
We were met at the Kigali airport by our friend Charles and taken to the now familiar guest house. After different flights and 21 hours in the air- we were exhausted so had supper and headed to bed. However our bodies didn't know what time zone we were in and we both laid awake all night!
The next morning we headed for the farm. We were joined by one of Charles' twin daughters. Kaleen- a beautiful 16 year old. Charles has an amazing story. He lost around 60 members of his family in the genocide.Many in the area of the coffee farm. He could not return there for many years. Around 3 years ago Tracy and Charles decided to clear the land and plant coffee here. It is slowly becoming a place of redemption and hope instead of sorrow.
We were soon joined by the neighbors and entertained with song and dance by the children. Its amazing how those who have so little can be so happy. Charles, godparents live nearby and are very dear people. They scolded me for always taking their picture and never bringing them any. So I am looking all over Kabale for a place to develop pictures!