Trish, Faith and Kaitlyn head out to Rwanda
We arrived at the Rescue Home and were immediately introduced to the running arms and smiling faces of the children. They were adorable and wanted to touch us as well as be touched in return. Grabbing our hands and arms and legs with hugs, some of them bumping into each other in an effort to all say 'Hello' at the same time. We spent some time with them before going inside. After a short rest inside from the trip I went back outside and started a makeshift game of ‘hot-potato’ or simply ‘pass the bean-bag’. Angela came outside and joined in the fun about six minutes into the game, helping to liven it up a bit. Later the children sang songs in English, French, and Kinyarwanda. It was amusing and cute to see Angela and mum try to teach them ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’. Most of the children couldn’t understand what they were saying or doing but were happy to at least watch if not try to emulate some of the movements. Later Auntie came out and explained to them after which they were more than happy to join in, understanding what they were doing this time. After that we spent the time out in the grass where the children learned how to play "London Bridge" and "Ring around the Roses". Afterward, they in turn taught us games like "Cat and Rat" and "Monkey and Crocodile". We got to meet the cows, most of them are pregnant so only one gives milk at the moment, and Angela with her cattle wisdom said they were beautifully healthy, we toured the place. Seeing the bunk beads with the mosquito netting hung and tied above. The shoe closet with rows and rows of shelves filled with shoes. The clothing out on the grass so it could dry after being washed.