Finally arrived in Rwanda...

9_rwandan_farmers Posted by AmeΩ: Rwanda 2010 on Sat, 24 Jul 2010 | 12 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Greetings from the Rwanda team 2010!

Well we’ve finally arrived after 24 hours of traveling! And let us say it was eventful. We left Belfast at 1pm on Sunday afternoon and arrived in Rwanda at 9am on Monday morning. That’s almost 24 hours traveling!!!!!

Airports!
The funniest moment of the traveling happened as we were about to board our plane to Nairobi. As we were walking along the walkway to enter the plane Sean and Zoe thought that it would be funny to scare Kirsten and Sam. Little did they know Kirsten and Sam got held up behind a few people, they jumped out on who they thought was Kirsten and Sam, but was actually a complete stranger and we have to say that Sean and Zoe looked more scared than he did! The whole thing was completely hilarious! Though what made it even funnier was that the ‘complete stranger’ decided to hide behind the next corner and wait so that he could scare us which he successfully did!

Plane Journeys!
8 Rwanda Team ways to pass an 8 hour flight.

1. Numerous card games ( do not fight over the rules!)
2. Flick through every film being played and watch every single one.
3. Cover a teammate in tissue and watch the air hostess pick them up.
4. Use and Steal other people’s pillows.
5. Look out for tourist attractions eg. The Effiel Tower.
6. Knock tea and water around yourself and the other passengers.
7. Do not sit within a four seat radius of Craig!
8. Sleep the entire journey.

Arriving in Rwanda

After almost 24 hours of traveling we finally arrived in Kigali, next we had a wait to see if our suitcases had arrived. As we were waiting beside the conveyer belt most of the teams suitcases all arrived together apart from three Sean, Wayne and Kirsten. We were told that our suitcases where most likely still in Nairobi. So as the rest of the team headed to Kibungo three of the team had to stay with Sam and Emmanuel who is from the kibungo diocese. We had a four hour wait so to pass some time we travelled to the town in Kigali and then back to the airport. While we waited in the airport it was a long wait and full of suspense but after Emmanuel talked to around 20 people we were finally allowed to go through and look to see if our suitcases where there which they were!

As us three were waiting for our suitcases the rest of the team began the journey to Kibungo. It was definitely an experience trying to fit 10 people and their luggage into a matato (small mini bus) but eventually everyone arrived safely to our guesthouses in Kibungo and started to get settled in.

To date over the last two and a half days we have been doing a lot of prep in the form of dramas and songs so that we are prepared when we attend the youth camp that we will be leading which should be great!

Funny quotes from the team

Bethan – The name roo reminds me of a Giraffe
Bethan – You would think that the ketchup would be bigger than the sauce.
Zoe – The cow only has one teet ( it was a bull)
Stephanie – Is the President not Ghandi?

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Comments

Alma Ferguson said Sun, 25 Jul 2010 04:55PM
Hi Daniel and Bethan (and all the team), Glad to hear you arrived safely (well kind of with a few adventures on the way). Good to know that there is ketchup Bethan! Very tasty with spiders! lol. Just wanted to say "hello" and let you know that we are thinking and praying about you. Lots of love, Edie, Edna and Alma xxxooo
Pauline McDonald said Sun, 25 Jul 2010 09:01PM
hi Daniel Bethan and all the team from all the McDonald. We are praying for great plessings through your work and to you all! :)
Stephanie Johnston said Mon, 26 Jul 2010 09:53AM
Sam,So sorry to have missed your phone call by about 2 minutes.Glad all is well.Great update and very entertaining. More soon? xx
Glenn McBride said Mon, 26 Jul 2010 12:33PM
hey guys, namely janette, julie g and julie c, as they are the only 3 i know!! hope you are all getting on ok!! hope you are having lots of fun and enjoyin urselves!! peace out and enjoy urselves!! Glenn
Gillian and gary said Mon, 26 Jul 2010 09:57PM
Hey sounds eventful! Glad i wasn't on the flight too lol! So how much sauce have you left bethan?! We saw loads of giraffes today! Hope house building and the work goes well! God bless g and g!
Ruth Connor said Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:52AM
Hi everyone, glad to hear you're getting on so well - will be thinking of you and praying for you during the youth camp and beyond
Rebecca McGuffin said Wed, 28 Jul 2010 05:15PM
Hello Rwanda team. I only know Janette so hello to her and all you other people. Just to let you know I'm thinking about you all. I'm just about to head off to a Methodist holiday week and I shall put your team up in the prayer room so you'll get prayer support from a few hundred Methodists! Have a wonderful time! x
sandra geary said Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:41PM
booo!! ha scared u :P dad says he has his digger bucket nearly made. exciting stufff huh :D granda g says hi.. cudn't get him to take a pup tho:( hope all well dis is donna... now for de soppy stuff from mum....missin u loads can't wait to get u home, never leave me again... only kidddin still donna jus annoyin mother :P tlk soon
Alastair Donaldson said Thu, 29 Jul 2010 03:42PM
Hey Wayne, Good to hear you're having a great time bro and may God bless you in everything you do and the rest of the team. Burundi is good and say a big hello to Julie for me. Take care anyway and look forward to hearing all the news, God Bless, Al
stephen brown said Fri, 30 Jul 2010 01:33PM
Hi kirsten...just your luck to have your case go missing good you got it back....two weeks near up bet its flying in for use......look forward to hear from you again speak to you soon lol bye
kate corthers said Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:45PM
Hi Dianne and all the team, glad you all doing well it seems a lot of hard work but rewarding we all back home praying for you all, good to know that if we need any building work done we know who to contact. You all are doing a great job and may God Bless you all hope to hear soon from you. kate
Rebecca Cowden said Sat, 31 Jul 2010 09:31PM
hey guys, wow that sounds like a very eventful journey already lol "Do not sit within a four seat radius of Craig" lol your only realising now? I hope you all are ok and enjoying yourselves on your adventure out there! Sean, ive been talking to your sister and your family miss you too bits(as do I, obviously) but we all cant wait to hear more from your mischeivious journey! France is lovely weather is hot and still trying on this tan lol.....i dont see it happening though as weve been so busy. The cowden's say hi too (along with auntie norma and ceil) Keep strong! Speak to you soon xxxxxx

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