The 36-hour Update

First things first. Contact info:

My number is +25 0789000545 and Jeff’s number is +25 789000543.

You can call us on your dime, and we’ll answer, but we can’t call you! So, basically the opposite of Don’t call us, we’ll call you.

The 36-hour Update

So far, we’ve met the ALARM staff in Kigali, interviewed two girls who graduated from ALARM’S Institute of Women for Excellence and who are now being sponsored as they attend University (photo below), ate delicious carrot ginger soup, drank out of a filter straw desperate for water on our first night, realizing we forgot to buy some in town or obtain some from ALARM before everyone went to bed- whoops; Met up with good friends from Wisconsin (what?!) for the first ever organized orchestra: Injyana Orchestra Rwanda put on by students from the International School and Christ’s Church Rwanda. Oh, and then we ate some pizza!


We are heading out to explore downtown Kigali, and this evening between the three of us, we plan to a) photograph a Rwandan wedding reception and b) attend a professional basketball game at the stadium.

The food is great, everyone is healthy, days are hot and nights are cool. We are looking forward to church tomorrow, meeting up with the Grace team on Monday and visiting ALARM’s IWE school and coffee plantation later this week.

Below is our view of downtown Kigali from the courtyard outside our room at ALARM center.


Hugs to all, and thanks for your support!


3 thoughts on “The 36-hour Update”

  1. I’m exhausted just reading all that you are dong not long after getting there. You are obviously strong in faith. Trusting the Lord to provide for you; he is nourishing your body to do more than we can imagine. Rock on (at the orchestra, church, and across town)! This is evidence God is among us. It strengths me and I pray it does others.

    Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalms 91:1 NLT)


  2. “For in Him we live and move and have our being…” Acts 17:28. May you be protected as you go among the stories…. plunge head-long into God’s all encompassing presence….lots of love from Wisconsin!


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