Thursday, March 30, 2017

God's Re-creation Part 3

Morning Has Broken....verse 3

Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light Eden saw play.
Praise with elation, praise ev'ry morning,
God's recreation of the new day.

God's Re-Creation Part 2

Morning Has Broken...verse 2

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass.

God's Re-Creation Part 1

Kathy Dansky, one of my S5 running buddies for many years now living n Colorado, was in training for the Cherry Blossom Run for early April. She made a playlist of songs and dedicated a song to each of us. She chose Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens for me.

The night I opened my emails after not getting them for 2 days I had the email from Kathy telling me about the song. You wouldn't believe it but it was perfect as we were driving to Nyungwe Park at 4:30am the next day for a full day hiking the rainforest. We saw a beautiful morning sunrise in all its glory!

Morning Has Broken....verse1

Morning has broken like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing fresh from the world.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Almost every March that I am in Rwanda tiny white mushrooms pop out in our front yard after a long rain. These are a delicacy and free. Staff picks them then takes them to the kitchen where the kitchen staff and Cowboys (farmers) sort and clean them. They are then soaked several times before being thrown in the pan to sauté for sauce for dinner! Thanks to the many hands that give this special treat!!!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Preschool at the Farm

Sorry to be away from my Blog but we had no internet for 2 days.

So back to news at Urukundo. The kids at our preschool are so fortunate to have outdoor learning opportunities. Here they are at our farm greeting the pigs and cows and singing to them. Singing about how some are big and some are small, their colors and what sounds they make. Even a little one took time to stop and pick a flower. It's about taking time to see the simple things!

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Kids in Rwanda take football "soccer" very seriously. They practice with whatever balls they have....regular soccer balls as well as deflated balls. They become quite proficient in their skills using the old battered balls.

Free time during exam week is a great time to get outside and play. Football games between 4th and 5th graders is a highlight and very competitive! While the teams are playing others are on the sidelines cheering or small groups are having their own mini game. Feet just keep moving the balls!!!!

Friday, March 24, 2017


Thanks to many that have helped raise funds for the school playground, it is being enjoyed by over 550 children from our school and kids from the community. Swings, a slide and the merry go round keep everyone busy!