the best family.
today we spent time with the best family.
a group of mostly boys (but some girls) who are orphaned from the genocide.
the founders are four 20-something guys who themselves were orphaned by the genoicde.
they basically were street kids that raised themselves.
were there for each other & shared in the love of christ and in all their posessions.
sharing & loving christ were their big themes.
we were greeted at the bus by all the children putting their hands out to shake our hands & greet us.
in normal african fashion, of coarse
I prayed that the children I was supposed to be with would find me.
sweet Rachel (appropriate) found me & grabbed my hand and I literally heard her tell me “I like this one” and then called to her other friend to come join us.
rachel, belize, Jacques and I spent the day on the school bench holding hands, playing hand clap games, and just enjoying being together.
after a short history of the best family, we were greeted with gifts!
the children all gave us a bracelet that says “the best family” and VO was presented with gifts. they could not be more thankful, grateful, or polite.
what happened next was pretty amazing.
after some of the kids went into the middle of the room & did their special talent (rapping, singing, dancing) they sang us some songs.
Most involved clapping, dancing, and jumping around.
then we sang our songs!
imagine 15 americans with 2 guitars, a sax, a drum (ok that was the Rwandan), ribbon dancer style ribbons, and some rhythym makers for the kids & a small room.
it was amazing worshiping with them.
we sang “awesome god” and we switched off singing in engish & then their language.
it was beautiful.
we had SO MUCH FUN.
it turned into a major dance party…which you KNOW I l-o-v-e-d!
these kids were so appreciative for our message of hope, our love & our donations towards their education.
I loved my 3 friends. looking them in the eye, telling them I loved them, hugging on them and being their sister in christ for the day. it was worth it.
can’t wait to return to spend time with the best family!
tomorrow it’s off to Imbubazzi (spelling?) and then Noel! it’s a 4 hour drive…
pray for saftey as we travel
and that we can show & share jesus love with the kids tomorrow!