We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Monday, October 5, 2009

While We Wait

We have been filling in the time by reading as much as we can to learn about Rwanda so that we can not only be educated when we visit this beautiful country but also so that we can teach our children about their birth country. We felt is very important to read specifically about the genocide from the viewpoint of those who were directly impacted. I do warn you the stories in these books are very difficult to read but also very important to try and understand something that we will as outsiders never be able to fully grasp. But we also wanted to read about Rwanda as a country apart from the genocide, to learn about Rwanda's rich heritage and culture, hence the first three books listed here. I would highly recommend them for cultural information. Amazingly most of these books we were able to check out from our local library. So here is a sample of the books we have read, or are in process of reading, specific to Rwanda:

Culture and Customs of Rwanda

Rwanda, 3rd: The Bradt Travel Guide

Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda

Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You

The Bishop of Rwanda

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

If you cannot get them from your library (try inter-library loan) all of them are also available on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Rwanda+&x=0&y=0ld-keywords=Rwanda+&x=0&y=0)

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