Africa Day 2:: language school, Bubanza, & student house

Africa Day 2 – started with a lovely breakfast at our guest house.  Then, we drove to a language school for a session of Kirundi.  Then we had a delicious lunch at Claude and Kelley’s where we heard the background story of the Batwa.  THEN… we drove a very long way to Bubanza to the big Batwa village (not to be confused with Matara where we’re going tomorrow).  What an overwhelming experience!!  So much singing and dancing!  THEN (yes, a full day!) we went to the student house that Community for Burundi supports – where Batwa students can live and pursue an education.  We had a wonderful welcome and continued some very precious relationships!!!  (In the student house, we went into the girls’ room which they had all decorated!!  Girls will be girls!  One of their pieces of art was a sign they made that said, “Community for Burundi – One Family” (see image below).  We are truly becoming family.


Christie Lacy - June 10, 2010 - 4:01 pm

oh I’m so happy to see these! I’m praying for all of you. Can’t wait to see and hear about the rest of your trip!

Laura Shook - June 10, 2010 - 4:17 pm

Ellen, the pictures are awesome! Thank you for keeping us updated!! We are praying for all of you daily!

christy kuchar - June 10, 2010 - 5:10 pm

What beautiful people and such big smiles on everyone! looks like you are having the time of your life!

Lezlie Armour - June 10, 2010 - 5:40 pm

I love your updates and pictures! I wish I could see you in some pictures but know you are the picture taker!!! I love you and have an incredible time!!!

Debbi Hadley - June 10, 2010 - 5:52 pm

Looks like an awesome start to a life changing experience. Can’t wait to see wedding pics! Thanks for the daily updates.

alisa crosby - June 10, 2010 - 6:28 pm

These are amazing ! I wanted to cry!!

Hope - June 10, 2010 - 7:52 pm

You guys are so amazing, we are praying for your safety every day. Take care and spread the good news!!

Lynette Adam - June 10, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Incredible! What a book this will make. Love you and am praying for you every day.

Jeneen Olive - June 11, 2010 - 4:33 am

what happiness on the faces of the people! amazing. Americans have it all and I never see that happiness on our faces.

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