Well, I believe this is the first time Ive posted something that has nothing to do with pictures, but I was thinking and this is blogger and the opportunities are endless, so why not.
In 4 days I will be on my way to Rwanda, Africa. I traveled to Africa in 2004 and absolutely fell in love with it so needless to say I am more than excited to go back. On this trip my team will be working with orphans and street kids in the capital city, Kigali. I am delighted that we have such a wonderfull opportunity that Im sure many dream about having.
The strange thing about Africa, and every 3rd world country I suppose is that despite how many pictures you see of malnurished children, how many articles you read in the paper, how many things you see at starbucks that have some affiliation with something that is happening in Africa, nothing prepares you for the reality of it. There is something about being there and experiencing it first hand, smelling the smells, tasting the food, hearing the music, getting the dirt under your fingernails, it all the sudden turns from something sensory to something comletlely different that changes the heart. Some have called it getting "the bug", whatever the title is the experience leaves you changed, permanently. I am excited to embrace the culture again, and again be changed.
I have 4 days and have allot to get done, but thats a good thing becasue without things to do that 4 days can be the longest of my life. I am anxious to go, but that time will come soon enough. To the multitude of my blog readers, if you think about it pray for my team and I, as we will undoubtedly face trial after trial. I will post updates if I can but most likely I will not have access to internet. I will be taking a TON of pictures (there goes the whole post that has nothing to do with pictures oh well.) which I will post when I get home. So goodbye, I will talk to you all in 3 weeks!