|My Room at the AEE Guest House|
|The Long Walk to Tuyisenge's Home|
Last Friday, we made our way to the northern part of Rwanda to meet Tuyisenge, my sponsor child through Compassion International. The roads for most of the way were paved. Our first stop was the School center where he attends. As we approached closer, the “road” became a narrow path full of volcanic rock. Our taxi was a normal car and could not travel over the “road” because it would damage his vehicle. So we walked the remainder of the way. The local Compassion International representatives explained all about the program and the services that are offered to the children. Tuyisenge stayed home that day to receive his visitors so after listening to the program offered to the children, we visited Tuyisenge in his home.
When we reached near his home, again , we needed to walk. This time it is was a a good long distance by American standards. Motor bikes could travel the “road” through the banana trees but not our taxi. I LOVE it when I am giving the opportunity to walk through the bush in order to visit people who live there. God gave me such a feeling of peace and joy which was not unfamiliar to me. It was the same experience as I walked through the bush in Kenya.
Tuyisenge’s home was small, made up of three rooms. He lives there with his mother and two siblings. Several other homes were in the vicinity…almost hidden by the abundance of banana trees.
Our group of 7 filled the sitting “room” to standing room only. Froudard, a student leader from the seminar, accompanied us on our travels , along with 2 people associated with Compassion International.
The weather here can change pretty quickly and during this season rain clouds are almost an everyday occurence. Couldn't help but to simply aim the camera upwards and take a photo.