Rwanda is known as the land of 1000 hills and today we seem to have been up and down 999 of them as we visited two more remote parishes and met more sponsored children. What a blessing and a privilege it is to hear the testimonies of these families and to witness their joy at the hope they feel they have been given for the future. It is also humbling when we visit their homes and are welcomed like long lost family.

Alphonsine (below) was so overwhelmed she could not stop dancing and singing praises to God.

We saw two cows funded in 2015, each of which had produced calves, and heard about the difference such a relatively small gift was making to the welfare of the parishes. The calf was called Joy of Christmas, guess when it was born??

The view from the top of the hills would have been far better without the thunderstorm that accompanied us for the latter part of the day, neither travelling or holding a conversation under a tin roof are easy in the rain.