Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The 4Fs of life in Rwanda

The list first – Fascinating, Fun, Fulfilling and Frustrating.
It’s fascinating because this is such a beautiful and interesting country (and Cyangugu is a particularly beautiful part of it). In addition, because people are so friendly, all our questions get answered, which makes it easy to find out about life here.
It’s fun, too – the Rwandans we know love to joke, so there is lots of laughter in the office and especially on trips in the pick-up. This is an unexpected bonus, I thought I would miss the Scottish sense of humour, but there is lots of humour here, too (of a gentler kind).
We have a real sense of “fit” here, of being where God has called us to be. It’s not that we are making a huge difference to people’s lives yet, but simply that we are in the right place at the right time and it is very fulfilling.
It’s frustrating for all kinds of reasons, too many to mention!

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