|Kyle performs "I'm Yours" in the GCM Library|
They gave us a tour of the camp, which was more like conversation with a man who told me about his life one-on-one. He talked about the difficulty to go to university and to pay for school to get an education. He continued talking about how he wants to go back to the Congo and how he was 4 years old when he came here. I gave him my facebook and I hope to keep in contact with him. While we were walking around the camp, the little kids grabbed our hands. I had 5 kids on one hand, and 3 on the other.
The highlights of the day were when the youth starting to sing in english, french, Kinyarwandan, lingala, and Swahili. I finally learned what it means to have music unite nations. I don’t think I have ever learned so much in one day.
Later, we walked back from the camp and the pure beauty of the country amazed me, whether it was through the hills, the people, the lake. I felt like I was in a postcard and it is magical. The culture amazes me everyday and that is where the true beauty is, not just in the country but in the culture and people. At the end of the day, we were walking and this little girl saw me. Without even saying “hi" she gave me a hug in one of the neighborhoods of Kibuye. I think this was the moment of the trip that may have changed who I am and what I want to do with my life.