Good Evening from Rwanda – Jerry D

Good evening from Rwanda. I will start by saying don’t judge a book by its cover. Before coming on this trip I will admit I was a little worried by what people were saying and what we see on TV. Once we got out of the airport my eyes were opened. Pastor Theo and his family were there to greet us. I’m the kind of a guy who is a people watcher when I get into a new situation, but I couldn’t help but feel comfortable around them. Miriam (Theo’s wife) had a fabulous meal ready for us.

The people in the city are very friendly.  Kilgali, the capital city,  has mini shops for specific needs all grouped together. And when you shop its basically like the show” Let’s make a deal”, lots of haggling.  But overall the shops are clean and people are just trying to make a living. 

We have been here for only a day so far. I have noticed that the people are happy for what they have. It’s hard for most of them but they make due. And finally just something I noticed. They have chicken, pork and beef yes. I haven’t seen any but they say they have them. But I also don’t see cats or dogs running around either. This is the only place except for a Chinese restaurant that I don’t see them running around. What you eat in Rwanda stays in Rwanda!

Jerry D’Agostino


PS – They don’t eat the cats and dogs! They just don’t have them…a fall-out of the genocide.  Off to church tomorrow.  Going to try to get  Jerry to dance.   (Neal)


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    Christina says

    Thanks, Jerry! So glad you went. We’ll be praying for you guys in our services tomorrow.

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    Lynn D'Agostino says

    Great post Jerry. Always keeping it real. Love you and miss you.

    Praying for you all this week!

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    Paul Claire Rouleau says

    So glad you all arrived safely. You will be in our thoughts and prayers daily.
    (P.S. you missed a snow storm.)

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    Pat Gallier says

    Thanks for the updates and pictures. I’m praying for all of you.

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    Ellyn Tervo says

    It is so exciting to hear all the news especially the relationships that build year upon year and the continued growth that becomes evident. We are praying daily and sometimes hourly for all of you for all that the Holy Spirit will teach and reveal not only to the pastors there but to each of you. Praying God will reveal the “itch” early on
    and that He will keep you all in His care. Blessings

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    sue mcdaniel says

    Thanks for posting. It’s so nice the comments are getting to you this year. Praying for you all.

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    Stjeans says

    Thanks for clearing up the question about cats & dogs lol
    Praying for you all

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