I seem to be in a bit of a time worp as Monday came and gone without me even realizing that it was Monday! That will all change when I go back to work in three weeks! We have been in full summer force the last few weeks. I guess trying to pack in as much fun before the summer is over. We held the BIG fundraiser at church, enjoyed a day at the pool, then the beach, made a couple day trips to the mountains, and had a blast attending the Wizard of OZ musical at a local dinner theater. I was so proud that our 5 year old sat through the entire musical, in her own chair, and completely mesermerized by the whole thing.
I also have packed in lots of reading about Rwanda thanks to the local library. A couple weeks ago I finished reading "Land of a Thousand Hills" and that leads me to my miracle for the week. It is not so much a organization but a place and a person. Rosamond Halsey Carr, a American citizen, moved to Rwanda as a young newly wed. She eventually became a flower plantation manager and later owner of her own land. Her story is amazing and I would highly reccomend the book to anyone, not only to learn about the beautiful country of Rwanda, but also to learn of her amazing story. Rosamond was forced to flee the country during the Genocide of 1994 but then at the age of 82 years old returned to the country and people who she loved. She found her home to be completely ransacked yet she stayed and lead the rebuilding to open a orphanage on her property. Ms. Halsey Carr passed away in 2006 at the age of 94 but the orphanaged named Imbabazi, meaning "A place where you would receive all the love that a mother could give" is still up an running. Since 1994 the orphanage has cared for more then 400 orphans. Following Ms. Halsey Carr's death the Imbabazi Foundation was established to support the managing and overseeing of the orphanage. You can visit the foundation's website at: http://www.imbabazi.org/ Projects supporting the orphanage can be seen at
http://www.chrf.org/orphan-rwanda.html and http://www.rwandaproject.org/project.html