Gloria, Kayla, Jaleesa, and Danielle
Day 2 - Visit to the Genocide Memorial
Today I believe in miracles. Out of the brokeness can come good: Characters can be deepened, relationships can be restored, emotions can be steadied, and a mind can be healed. Now, isn’t that miraculous? - Patsy Clairmont
Today we visited the Genocide Memorial. We all had an opportunity to learn the history of the tragedy that took place in April 7,1994 for 100 days. As we walked through the Memorial, everyone had different feelings, emotions and reactions. This lead us all to take personal time in prayer, journaling, and open discussion. To say the least it was emotional. We all learned a thing or two about forgiveness.
After lunch at the Bourbon Cafe, we were given an opportunity to cheer our hearts with purchases of Rwandan coffee.
We ended our evening with a Large Group debrief lead by Lynne Lorentsen with a reading of a chapter from Good News About Injustice (The Rage In Rwanda). Each of the 17 team members read paragraphs followed by deep-hearted prayer. Many of our hearts were broken. We ended our prayer with a pleasant visit with Henry, one of our interpreters. He was so inspirational our Team is excited to be working with him.
Tomorrow, we will be traveling to Kibuye to settle in at the Home St. Jean for our Computer Training with the local pastors.
Heidi, Linda, Brad on behalf of Team Urukundo