Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Morning at the Market

Ashley does most of her grocery shopping at the local major farmer’s market, Kimironko.  We are having a wonderful visit with her mom, Joan, and step-father, Ken.  They spent Monday morning at the market and thanks to Ken’s love of photography we gave a great opportunity to share a bit of what this weekly adventure is like (minus the sounds and smells – you will have to come visit to get that). 

beans

corncoliflowercutetomatosmixed bagcucumbermomeggspassionbeadsbananafishfabricshoes

God is With Us

Another great piece for LWI.  Includes a good bit of footage from our work in Rwanda (all the rig shots).  Take two minutes to check it out.

God is With Us from Living Water International on Vimeo.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Twelve days of Rwandan Christmas

The Twelve Days of Rwandan Christmas


*see glossary at the end


On the 1st day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  An M-T-N phone card.
On the 2nd day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  2 bottle caps 
and an M-T-N phone card.
On the 3rd day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  3 Land Cruisers, 
Two bottle caps and an M-T-N phone card.
On the 4th day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  4 Mosquito nets, 
3 Land Cruisers, 2 bottle caps and an M-T-N phone card.
On the 5th day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  5 Gerry Cans, 
Four Mosquito nets, Three Land Cruisers, Two bottle caps and an M-T-N phone card.
On the 6th day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  6 brochettes grilling, 
5 Gerry Cans, 4 Mosquito nets, 3 Land Cruisers, 2 bottle caps and an M-T-N phone card.
On the 7th day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  7 peace baskets,
 6 brochettes grilling, 5 Gerry Cans, 4 Mosquito nets, 3 Land Cruisers, 2 bottle caps and an M-T-N phone card.
On the 8th day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  8 motos hooting, 
7 peace baskets, 6 brochettes grilling, 5 Gerry Cans, 4 Mosquito nets, 3 Land Cruisers, 2 bottle caps and an M-T-N phone card.

On the 9th day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  
9 Mzungus facebooking, 

8 motos hooting, 7 peace baskets, 6 brochettes grilling, 5 Gerry Cans, 4 Mosquito nets, 3 Land Cruisers, 2 bottle caps and an M-T-N phone card.

On the 10th day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  
10 drivers "on the way coming", 

9 Mzungus facebooking, 8 motos hooting, 7 peace baskets, 6 brochettes grilling, 5 Gerry Cans, 4 Mosquito nets, 3 Land Cruisers, 2 bottle caps and an M-T-N phone card.

On the 11th day of Christmas Kagame gave to me: 
11 torrents downloading, 

10 drivers "
on the way coming", 9 Mzungus facebooking, 8 motos hooting, 7 peace baskets, 6 brochettes grilling, 5 Gerry Cans, 4 Mosquito nets, 3 Land Cruisers, 2 bottle caps and an M-T-N phone card.





On the 12th day of Christmas Kagame gave to me:  
12 Intore dancers, 

11 torrents downloading, 10 drivers "
on the way coming", 9 Mzungus facebooking, 8 motos hooting, 7 peace baskets, 6 brochettes grilling, 5 Gerry Cans, 4 Mosquito nets, 3 Land Cruisers, 2 bottle caps and an M-T-N phone card!!!!!







*  Glossary of terms

Kagame = Paul Kagame- the Rwandan president

MTN = the wireless phone provider which sells pre-paid wireless phone service

bottle caps = sodas are served in glass bottles with bottle caps

Gerry Can = all purpose yellow jug used for carrying water, cooking oil, paint, gasoline, etc.

Brochettes= shish-k-bob with meat (fish, goat or beef)

Peace basket = traditional woven basket of Rwanda (has a top that looks like a Hershey's kiss)

Motos hooting = motorcycle taxi honking it's horn (British & Rwandans say hooting instead of honking)

Mzungu = name for white person or rich person

"on the way coming" = popular phrase which actually translates to I'm not even close to being there.

torrents downloading = aka African Netflix

Intore dancers = traditional Rwandan warrior dancers - beautiful to watch.