Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Playing for Change!

One of my favorite parts about living in Rwanda is being exposed to amazing people and their dreams. I also love being able to share them with you.

Saturday, Matt and I had the pleasure of attending a benefit for our friend Kelly's boys. It doesn't take long after meeting her to learn about "her boys". She works with a group of genocide orphans who are now young men. They spent the first 9 years after the genocide living on the street together trying to survive. Kelly spends her time teaching them English, giving financial advice, and basically being mother and sister. The young men have formed an Intore Dance and Drumming Troupe in Kigali and are now living in a home together as a family. Their hope is to help other street kids in Kigali by teaching them to dance and drum so that they can support themselves as well.

If you are interested in making a one time or monthly donation to help Kelly's boys, check out the Playing for Change website!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Opportunity in Kenya!

In October, there will be a conference in Nairobi, Kenya that our school would like us to attend. It is put on by the Association of International Schools in Africa and there will be three days of sessions and workshops for Matt and two days of Guidance Counseling sessions that would be incredibly helpful for me.

Our school is covering our flights to Kenya, but we need to cover the costs of the conference, transportation in Nairobi, and food while we are in Kenya. We need to raise $1000 to cover our costs.

If you would like to give to this opportunity for us, we would really appreciate it. You can mail a tax deductible gift to GENERATION CHURCH 1106 Whaley Street, Oceanside, CA 92054 (write Nash-Rwanda on the back of the envelope not on the check itself) or you can click the paypal button on the right and make a donation that way.

Any gift you can give will help get us to Kenya for this conference in October. And as always, we are so grateful for your prayers and support of our ministry here in Rwanda.

Rwanda Ballet

Last week Emma had her first ballet class. She loves it! She just grinned from ear to ear the entire time. When they had a break, she ran over and gave me a huge hug and a kiss. I asked her what it was for and she said because she was so happy to be in ballet. Perfect!

They will be performing The Nutcracker in December. Should be a riot!