It’s in the way the children greet you, with big smiles and waves. It’s in the way the BFR workers interact with the kids. It’s in every song sung, dance danced, gift given, and gift received. It’s joy, and it’s found at Best Family Rwanda.
In 1994, in the space of three months, about 1 million Tutsis were killed in Rwanda. Every year on April 7th, the country comes together for 100 days of remembrance. The first 7 days of this 100 day commemoration are known as the National Mourning Week.
Something I often contemplate is, what are the actual necessities of life? According to most researchers who actually discuss this topic thoroughly: food, water, energy, shelter, and security are the human must haves. But, how much water and food does each person need? What qualifies as adequate shelter? As an American, my perception of what is absolutely necessary is often distorted by our material culture.
God’s plans are so much greater than those of this world. Since I was 13 years old I have been dreaming of going to Africa, but I had never planned on going to Rwanda. I am so overwhelmingly grateful the Lord not only took me to Rwanda but led me to Best Family Rwanda.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. / James 1:27 What an astounding statement. This is God’s definition of pure religion: “to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.”