The Blog

Hurrying and scurrying

Wed, 2010-03-24

A few days ago I was wandering along the main street in Kigali on my way to purchase the cheapest eggs I know of in the city (60p a half dozen, take your own container). It was Friday afternoon and the place was pretty busy. Suddenly a mama with her basket of fruit, ran across my path, then another and another, oranges and lemons spilling out and rolling into the gutter.

The Lord will provide

Wed, 2010-03-17

Today is a writing day. It is mid-morning and I am sitting at my desk putting together the next Mission Rwanda newsletter. I haven’t had an opportunity to sit at my own desk for a few weeks now so it is good to be able to pull some thoughts together about what we are doing and where we are going.

Old friends come and go

Tue, 2010-03-16

Good news this week – Kirsty MacArthur is back with us again from Dunbar. She landed on Saturday after a long flight from Edinburgh and was still alive enough in the evening for some celebratory brochettes at our local hostelry. She will be working with the Living Church at Kibugo which is in the east of Rwanda near the Tanzanian border.

Some new learning

Fri, 2010-03-12

It has taken six months, but we are now at last starting to make some sense of this strange land we have come to. Somehow I suspect this is just the beginning, but after sitting around by the edge of the pool enjoying the sunshine, the first toe went into the water this week.

A past remembered

Sun, 2010-03-07

Not all anniversaries are anticipated eagerly. In a month’s time Rwanda will remember the start of the genocide sixteen years ago. This is the equivalent of Remembrance Day in Europe.