Saturday, May 14, 2011
How It All Began
Several months ago, a friend asked me, almost casually, if I would consider traveling to Africa with her. My usual response to any offer of travel is "When do we leave?". This time I was a little more cautious, realizing that I should probably try to get some facts to justify such a grand 3 week adventure. The opportunity was to join one of three teams traveling to Rwanda to teach English in a large public school in Kigali. I found (and so can you) information here (www.africareadsnow.org) and was immediately interested. When I found the cost of the trip, I ran to my "cash stash", money earned from a little part-time job. Counting and recounting, I was only $19 short of the total cost of the trip. When a check for $21 arrived in the mail that week, I felt that was all the "sign" I needed. I have never felt a moment's hesitation about this trip. This is where I am supposed to be for the next three weeks...teaching and being taught, blessing and being blessed. I am so grateful for this chance to see another continent, another country, another culture. Along the way, I hope to hone my technical skills and keep you all updated with news from my great adventure in Rwanda. Keep me in your prayers and I'll keep you posted.