Today I will not be with my group from World Vision. I am scheduled to meet with another of our sponsored children with Compassion Canada. I was able to meet with Erinestine and her family last time I was in Rwanda and I look forward to meeting with them again.
I call the Compassion office this morning and because I did not call them yesterday to confirm they thought I cancelled. So they are looking for a driver and will call me back. I really hope to still be able to meet with their family, even if it is a bit later today. I will update this post when I find out what is happening with this.
It was a good thing that I phoned Compassion this morning. I had not called to confirm so they cancelled my visit. But, John from Compassion found a driver and took me today. It was great! It is a 2.5 hour drive to the Compassion office from Kigali. When I got there Erinestine gave me a big hug. Then their church choir sang and danced a couple of songs for me. When we were done we had a little meal at the office with Erinestine and the staff. I was able to find out that of the 275 sponsored children in the project I am the only sponsor to visit. This was my second visit. After we were done at the office we drove to Erinestine's home where I got to meet with her mom, dad, brother and new 8 month old. Her grandmother and aunt was also there, along with half the town outside. I gave them a few gifts during our visit and to my suprise they had a gift for each member of our family (see photo). I prayed for the family and we said our good-byes. It was so nice to see them again. They do feel like part of our family.