Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Cloud Over Rwanda

It is a universal truth that it is hard to share about your mission trip experiences right when you come back. Things are just hitting me now as I adjust back into my Cali lifestyle. While I too am still unable to share much about the trip, I would like to share this poem that I wrote on the trip. I wrote most of it as we headed out of Kigali, and I first looked on the rural life of those in Rwanda. I hope it gives you a little glimpse of what I saw and felt. I will put pictures in to help.


Cloud Over Rwanda

There is a cloud over Rwanda, seen and unseen
A mist, a fog covers the mountains
The land of 1000 hills blurs in the distance



8 million searching for hope
A heaviness haunts the soul
A past not easily forgotten
A past through Christ forgiven



Smiles willingly given, readily taken
Walking everywhere, heading to nowhere
Out so all can see, but so few look
Amazed with a wave, a smile



God's love is so easy to share!

There is a cloud over Rwanda, waiting to lift
This country shines so bright
True courage and unity spring forth
Soon all will see and learn



God Bless Rwanda

-TiNA

2 comments:

Los said...

Wow. That was amazing.
Los

Kristiapplesauce said...

That is really beautiful. How long were you there? I would really, really love to hear about your trip. Please e-mail me if you want to talk about it!