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... they carry your bags but none of us needed one but one came with us they also gave us walking sticks which made it a lot easier, we started our hike to the gorilla we walked through a few farms and all the kids were yelling out and running over to us just to say hello then after 1 hour and a half we got to a stone wall and that marked the national park boundary. That is where all the local kids ran over to watch us and say hi we ended up getting a few pictures with them. Now we were ...
... recommended, but not reserved, hotel. Fear and dread were creeping in. After some wrong turns, directions communicated in broken English, we located the recommended Lake Kivu Lodge. Behind a large gate and with guards we parked and were awed at the difference inside the gate. Outside were the craggily, dusty streets and inside was a 4-star bungalow-style hotel on the shores of Lake Kivu. All the amenities and luxuries you thought you would be without just ...
... brought a powerful harmony to the music that they played - both in English and in their native language. I was inspired by the passion coming from the individuals in the choir as they sung. It was a service unlike any other I have experienced. The worship was followed by an official welcoming for us as well as a sermon and some amazing stories of how God is working in and through the church. It was so unique to see and hear about all of the areas that the church ...
... off of the hot springs. It was very random. Altogether, I felt very uncomfortable and overwhelmed with the whole experience. We all seem to have been impacted greatly by this, as many conversations have arisen already. The realities of poverty were demonstrated to us on a new level today, and we are challenged with figuring out what this means for us as North Americans, development workers, and Christians. Though it was a heavy encounter, I ...
... to have seen some pretty amazing things in my life and this
has to be up there as one of the best!
The Amahoro family included 4 silverbacks (who
are the dominant alpha males in the group), as well as a number of females,
juveniles and babies.
Gorilla's are so
human like in so many ways- facial expressions, sitting position, sneezing,
picking their nose etc.- that it is hard not to automatically feel some kind of
connection with them. After about ...