Today marks two weeks that I have been back in the United States. The transition has been smooth for the most part and emotionally wrenching on the other hand as I so very much miss the families and children that I served and friends that I made in Rwanda.
My last few weeks in Rwanda were so busy that I could hardly stop for a moment to update my blog. Suffice to say that during my last few weeks in Rwanda (I left on August 19th) I preached twice, prepared for the Kid’s Art Show and performances, visited Akegera National Park, the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center, visited a Think Tank doing progressive Women’s Rights work, hung out with Mama Jean and Pastor John’s family, spent time with some of my AMU students and family, and had a farewell dinner…just to name a few items …whew makes me tired just listing it all! My time was certainly full – so wonderfully fulfilling!
I updated the photo section http://angiesrwandajourney.weebly.com/pictures.html of this website, so when you get a moment please peruse and enjoy. I know that this will probably be one of my last entries on this blog so let me say to all of you who have sojourned with me on my Rwandan Journey – THANK YOU. I heard from so many of you how touched and inspired you were by my pictures and vignettes. It is my hope to go back to Rwanda soon to further engage in ministry and social development work. I hope to be able to bring many people back with me so stay tuned for information on a service trip to Rwanda (perhaps I will post on this blog again next year.)
I would like to thank Princeton Theological Seminary and Association Mwana Ukundwa (administration, staff, and volunteers) for this tremendous opportunity to be a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ in Rwanda. I am spiritually and emotionally emboldened by the work that AMU does to serve all the children and families in need. I would also like to thank all of the AMU children and families for allowing me into their homes and hearts. I am forever changed by my time in Rwanda where a large piece of my heart will always remain. My heart aches and rivers of tears flow often with every remembrance of the many moments I shared with AMU staff and beneficiaries. My new name given to me by the AMU children “Munezero” which in Kinyarwanda means “Happiness” I will proudly and fondly carry with me always. God bless and keep the AMU staff, volunteers, children and families. God bless and keep the country and people of Rwanda. Finally, thank you Lord for sending me and using me.
To God be ALL THE GLORY!
Peace, Love, and Blessings,