Thursday, September 01, 2005

 

WEDNESDAY: Dancing as Fast as We Can

Blistering pace continues as we watch the news from New Orleans and Iraq with worry and sadness. But we are here and remain focused which for Bpeace means an insane schedule, SUVs, non-stop interviews, tussling over translators, endless meetings, acronyms, hard seats, requests for coffee and blogging. It also means we depend on the wit, patience and knowledge of our guides Geoffrey Katashabe and Richard Nuwenshuti. These smart and ambitious young men are the most gracious representatives of their country.

Cari, Delilah (having mostly recovered from her flu) and Geoffrey spent the morning at AVEGA discussing the felting process, knitting more samples for Cari to take back, initiating a project that involves as much crocheting as knitting and discussing projects Cari will leave with Geoffrey when she departs Rwanda. Then all the teachers donned their traditional Rwandan dress and posed for group photos (we will share photos tomorrow).

Comments:
Hey ladies:
It is so inspiring to read the blog and vicariously experience the mission. The photos are great. What a beautiful country, with beautiful people. I want to see a photo of Kate with her loot from her power-shop!
Thanks for keeping all of us here in our alternative universe informed. You are the spirit of bpeace
marie greener
 
Good Morning :)
Considering the news for the past few weeks all over the world - it really is difficult sometimes to focus on the good out there. To be positive and to know that at the end of it all, we're people, linked through experiences and our willingness to help each other. I just wanted to extend a warm hug to each of you for being my happy thought - for confirming my belief that we can help make the world a little better one person/one day at a time. Look forward to meeting you all at some point! Keep up the fabulous work!
 
Ladies of BPeace!

Your daily posts are inspiring in these tumultuous times we find ourselves in. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to be able to take a break from the day and read about the positive news you bring to the world amidst all the chaos. The pictures are phenomenal....KEEP THEM COMING! And following your adventures has certainly made me determined to find a way onto the next Rwanda mission...
My thoughts and encouragement are with you!

Celine M. Suarez
 
Hi you guys,

I read your blog with a combination of excitement, admiration, and awe. I was deeply moved to read about Jita sharing her story. It reminds me that we are all human beings with so much more in common than we have differences. We all have hopes and fears, we suffer, we love, we want more for our children, we fall down, and we stand up again.

I hope you remember as you go through your rigorous days, that you are creating hope in the lives of each of these women and their families. And that hope will have a ripple effect that will create more hope and ultimately peace.

One person can make a difference and together we can make a huge difference. Thank you for being there.
Sending love,
Athena
 
It's the start of Labor Day weekend here in the Hamptons, and everyone is very subdued. It's like a pall has fallen over this area as we think about New Orleans. Coming to the blog and seeing the joy of the women delighted to be alive, and hearing about our wonderful Bpeace team and everything going, picks me up. Thank you for taking the time to share.
xxoo
--Toni
 
Dear Bpeace team:

Just wanted to post a quick note to say YOU ROCK! Keep up the good work, and know that we're thinking about you all.

Be well,

Paula
 
It is truly inspiring to read about all the contacts you have made and efforts underway to support and strengthen the women of Rwanda. Such commitment and hard work... You are shining such a strong determined light on all the opportunities in the country..I have been truly moved by the writing and the pictures.
My love and thoughts are wtih you.
Anne G
 
Hey Ya'll,

Thanks for the pictures and blow by blow of trip trip. We'll keep praying for continued safety, good health and positive results.
 
This is truly inspirational to read especially amidst everything that is going on right now.
Be safe and know how proud we all are of you and what you are accomplishing.
 
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