waking up in Rwanda

My first days in Rwanda have been beyond words. It’s a beautiful place full of color, heat, warmth from the people I have met yet also incredibly jarring. Katie and I are staying outside Kigali for a few days at one of her dear friend’s farm. Our first morning we awoke to early singing as the women sift the chaff from a crop of dried beans.
The great aunt, who is blind, still does the work as well.
The crops that are drying, which are common to the area,
are sorghum (shown here), beans and soy beans.

Today we joined Katie’s colleagues for a home visit to 
a client in the hills of Kigali. International Justice Mission is partnering
with the Rwanda legal system to intervene in child sexual assualt.
This was a view along the way.

This little one greeted me when we arrived at our visit.


There is a goodness here….it is joyful yet incredibly heartbreaking.
This journey has just begun.