Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 5, 2009

The drive from Kigale to Gisenyi on the Congo border was beautiful. Terraced cultivated hills of maize, bananas, melon,cabbage, and other crops I did not recognize. The trip took about 3 hours.

We stopped about 3/4 of the way there in Jenda and serendipitously met Chance, a precious 10 year old who speaks 4 languages and three Kenyan dialects. We were all taken with her. Her mother, Chantal, had returned from Nairobi where she was attending DayStar University and USIU (US International University) but had run out of money. She also had returned to see about an errant husband who was courting a potential second wife and had cut them off.

Chance had had a good education but was no longer in school. Steve gave her Stonic’s card and told the mother that she could attend the Deliverance School in Kitale if she would call him. Cherry volunteered to pay her way through the GEMS program.

She really did seem to be a special kid.

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