Today was another productive insightful day in Rwanda with Association Mwana Ukundwa (AMU).
This morning I met new attendees for a vocational training which AMU serves as a site for. Initially I thought I was there to just observe but no, here in Rwanda you are never just an observer, you are a PART OF the event. Almost at every gathering I have attended I have been asked by AMU coordinators to extend a greeting which I was more than happy to do. I extended greetings in the name of the Lord first. I then brought greetings from America and PTS :) Rwandans like to know who you are so when you greet them it is even better to share something about you. How wonderful it would be if we were always so warm and inviting as people.
AMU Kigali Site Director Jean De Dieu then asked me to offer a song of praise which was also a delight to do. The coordinators know that I love to sing and so I sang. Rwandans love to sing, in fact they are wonderful joy-filled singers. I suspect I will be singing, teaching, and learning songs quite a bit - fa la la la la all day :)
Later in the morning, my colleague Chantal Utamuliza who is the Coordinator for AMU's HIV/AIDS project helped with my Kinyarwanda vocabulary and then surprised me with an invitation to her wedding on July 9th. I am so very excited and honored to attend her wedding as Rwandan weddings are quite the event and her reception will be at AMU. They have several different ceremonies for one wedding and I will have to get a traditional outfit for one of the ceremonies which will be great :)
Well I must get back to finish some work for AMU. Until the next time, God Bless and Keep You and remember to keep a smile and song in your heart always :)
Peace, Love, and Blessings,