Knowing from experience being the parent back in the US 3 years ago, I’m sure by now, you are checking this blog hourly (if not more) just to get a glimpse as to what is going on with your kids. I bet you’re wondering how they are, if they're feeling ok, what they're learning, what they're experiencing, if they're adjusting well and so many more questions.
I want to let you know you all have amazing children. They are persevering through their jet lag and keeping positive. Their eyes are wide open and they are seeing so many things - from people walking everywhere to geckos in the rock pile, to landscapes so broad and unique berries on the bushes, to charcoal ovens that make perfect bagels. While taking these things in and adjusting to this culture, the kids are leading devotions, getting their secret pal gifts notes written and delivered, and working well together. Today it was amazing how the whole team worked along side our Rwandan instructors, mixing and laying concrete by hand. They did so with the same goal: To help J. Lynn’s (the bakery) provide Rwandans with opportunities for sustainable business growth & employment. Day 1 - mission accomplished in so many ways!
This is just the beginning, I know, with much more to come. We can feel your support and prayerful presence. God’s plan for us here is unfolding and just after day 1 in Rwanda, it is wonderful to see God’s power through our team. I thank God for each one of your kids and my fellow adult leaders. They are doing great!