Saturday, March 27, 2010

Delicious Lunch on Moving Day...

On Friday, March 26th, we moved to a different house in Kacyiru. We were planning to move on Saturday, but the last Saturday of every month is "Umuganda" or "community work." On Umuganda, every resident in Rwanda must participate in a community work in the morning. Pedestrians and automibles are alike stopped by the police until noon. So we ended up moving on Friday.

It was a fine day without too much sun. Young friends from KOICA have helped us with moving. Their power of youth was amazing. I could not imagine how we could have moved without them. Most of them were our bible study members, but there were a few who were not.

After the hard labor, any meal would have been delicious, but the buckwheat noodle mixed with vegetables and red pepper paste was almost like honey. We all gobbled it up in silence. Nobody talked for a while. We all were hungry and it was delicious.

Today, Saturday, the original moving day, it has been raining the whole day. Apparently it is the beginning of the rainy season. We would not have been able to move in this rain. God's unceasing grace is always amazing beyond our imagination. Praise the Lord! - Jeffrey