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Girl with blue cup

Before coming to Rwanda with Blood Water I was already worrying about what was I going to say to properly convey the need here. Words seem incredibly inadequate. That is why I am glad for pictures.  Yes, there is incredible hardship, that is why we are here. However, there is joy amongst the struggle and the story of that joy is told on the smiling faces of these amazing people. What is really interesting is…

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Dominah

Every parent worries.  It comes with the job. I remember my parents giving us lectures on stranger danger and other things that could go wrong when we weren’t in their care. At the time, I thought they were crazy, but now, I completely get it and even start to panic when I think about trying to keep my future kids safe someday.  A stretched-thin Mama The mothers and fathers in Rwanda worry, too, but their worries…

Little Girl Laughing at Wally

If Wally had to sum up his day in Africa using song titles, here's what he would have to say! Walk Like a Rwandan That would definitely be the theme song for today as we got a little taste of what it is like to walk down the incredibly steep hills, that even mountain goats think people are crazy to use, to get water. Walking 2 hours for water is a way of life in…

Forgive featured

We had John from Rock House come in for another Hot Mess segment. This time, we talked to Courtney about some of the issues she's facing with her father. Courtney's Story: In 2001, at 15, I was taken away from my parents due to abuse and neglect in the home. My dad was very abusive to my mom, and in turn she abused us both physically and emotionally. I was the one who reported them, and my…

African Church Service

We got to go to a traditional church service in a small village here in Rwanda and I can tell you it is very different from our services in the states. To help you understand it better I created a list of do’s and don’ts for an African church service. Don’t bring a watch. No one else has one or cares about beating the crowd to Chili’s. So, settle in. You are going to be…

Blood Water 2016 1

“I’m a terrible person.”   That’s been the second thing on my mind for the better part of a week now. The first thing on my mind has been all of my own problems.  #firstworldproblems I am the best of the best when it comes to throwing pity parties. Getting a cold before the trip? I better start feeling sorry for myself.  Uncomfortable airplane seats? I have the roughest life. My hair tie is too tight? How am I to survive!? I know…