Moving Forward

We are now back in Burundi and Congo until the first week in June! It is wonderful being back seeing friends and looking forward to all that is ahead in this time.
As we flew over the lush green hills of Burundi and in the distance Congo, we were amazed at the beauty before us. Even the conflicts over the years haven’t taken away from the possibilities for this land and the people.
When we climbed down the steps of the aircraft onto the tarmac we were confronted by the extreme heat even at 9:30 in the morning!
Our friends who picked us up from the airport reminded us that there are many power and water shortages these days. It is so easy to take these things for granted when in Canada.
As Ray gets his papers in order we will be able to cross the border into Congo. He has met with Ruben and the team we work with and have made plans for our time here. We will be visiting some Congolese children who are in a refugee camp in the north of Burundi this next week. Because it is Easter holiday most things are shut down for celebrations.
We visited our children’s home here in the city and gave them all the gifts brought from people in Canada. They were thrilled and it was wonderful experiencing their excitement. While we await paper work to travel we will spend time with the children and enjoy visits with friends.

 

 

Three of the mamas at New  Hope children's centre and Mary anne.

Three of the mamas at New Hope children’s centre and Mary anne.

 

showing the children how to play sorry.

showing the children how to play sorry.

This is Queen!  She loves her present from Canada.

This is Queen! She loves her present from Canada.

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