Out to Giti

Trip Start Sep 27, 2008
Trip End Oct 22, 2008

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mr. Mundeli arrived at 7:30 this morning and we started out for Giti. I was informed just before leaving that I could keep my room for two more nights. That's a relief.

Samuel, whom we've used before, was our driver from Remera, where the Mundelis live. It takes about two hours to get from Kigali to Giti which is quite high in the mountains. It takes longer than normal during the rainy season because the roads are so washed out and rough. It was a bumpy ride but we made it without incident. Our deacon in Giti, Mr. Sibobugingo was waiting for us at the Church hall. We looked at the newly constructed cistern, which will supply water for washing and to flush the toilettes. We now have small adjoining plots on both side of our existing land. We discussed the lay of the land and how we could best construct simple blocks of dormitories for use during the Feast.  
Mr. Sibobugingo had some other questions and things to discuss, most joyous of which was the birth of a baby daughter a month ago. Mother and daughter are doing fine, dad's wondering how he'll pay for the upkeep of child number eleven (if my memory serves).
Dropping Mr. Sibobugingo at the school where he teaches, Mr. Mundeli and I headed back down the mountain to Muhazi where our Rwandan brethren will keep the Feast. They need some extra lodging space, so we looked at a couple of rooms we could rent a short walk from the site. They should provide the space needed.
Then we continued back to Kigali to change some money and do some additional planning for the next days. Tomorrow I'll run a few errands and get some office work done. Thursday we'll all meet together in Muhazi, and then I'll start the trip to France where I'll meet my family before continuing to Collonges-la-Rouge for the Feast of Tabernacles.
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