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A few more photos

I’m sending a few more photos of our trip while we are waiting in the Brussels Airport.

This is of Will making bricks at the Dufatanye Co-op.
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Will with the pitcher he made at the Co-op.
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The entrance to the faculty of medicine (the med school) at the National University of Rwanda in Butare.

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The rector of NUR (our chancellor's counterpart), Prof. Silas Lwakabamba

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Bishop Nathan Gasatura, his wife, Florence, their son, Daniel, and Will and me, in their home

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St. Paul's Cathedral, Butare

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Godfrey Kalema, his wife, Diane, a student, Theonest (with the UNC hat I gave him!) and Will, near the Dufatanye Co-op

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John, who drove us all over Rwanda, and Will ? in the Kigali Airport, just before we left

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Arrived in Rwanda

On the way here via Brussels, we got to spend an unplanned extra day in Belgium. Our plane flight was cancelled, and we had to wait a day for it to go.

Everyone was very kind to us ? they put us up in a hotel at the Brussels Airport, and served us great food.

We got to visit with several of our fellow pilgrims to Rwanda ? a couple from Little Rock on their way to visit their daughter who is working for an non-profit group in Rwanda, three college students who are going there to do volunteer work with another group for several weeks, a lady going home to Congo (she lives a five hour bus ride from Kigali, Rwanda), and an AIDS researcher who works in Rwanda. It turns out we know lots of people in common.

We arrived after dark this evening ? so have not yet seen much, but it is clearly hilly. After all, Rwanda is known as the Land of a Thousand Hills.
Tomorrow we visit the main genocide memorial and then leave the capital city to visit some of the outlying areas.