July 2015 Newsletter

July has been a very busy wonderful month. We had special visitors but then all our visitors are special.

We hired a nurse for the MAMA & BABY LOVE HOUSE. She is also helping to give medical care to the kids. The kids love her. Her name is Julliane.

Construction on Primary 4 was completed.

A second car has been added to our foundation. This car will be used for short trips or trips where less than 6 people need transportation. This will save on gas consumption and wear and tare on the bigger car. The big car is needed for transporting people and luggage to and from the airport.

Trying to be practical.


Jean Marie finally finished the wedding celebration with the Dowry and Church ceremony.  I attended the Dowry. 

Traditional walk escorting the Groom to the ceremony.  Groomsmen and escort.

Each groomsman is accompanied by an attendant.

Raissa receives ring

Behold the Queen & King

Church wedding Ceremony

It was my pleasure to attend that wedding along with Urukundo kids and staff.

Primary 3 & 2 kids posing for photo time. My how they have grown.

Tresor & Jacob.

 Jacob will miss his big brother. Much love Tresor from Jacob and all the family.

Three stones were added to the PATH TO LEARNING

We appreciate the gifts to the EDUCATION FUND these stones represent.

Visitors for July

Our visitors for July have been such a blessing to Urukundo & the kids.

Mom Noel & big brother Will Moore spent the day at Urukundo. Mary is here for the month.

Mary has been very busy helping out at the school in our kids clothes closet and nursing a case of the travelers’ stomach complaints. After several days, she is on the mend. Stay well Mary.

A team of 5 from WORLD ORPHAN FUND visited Urukundo Village and experienced our world. They took part in every facet of Urukundo from serving meals to our kids, visiting the school kids, taking part in the opening ceremony, making the acquaintance of Daisy the cow, to walking into Gitarama town. They truly covered a lot of ground in their 3-day visit. 

We were sad to see them go. 

Check out their website, The World Orphan Fund  www.theworldorphanfund.org. This is a very worthy organization

They came with no preconceived ideas, come with an open-mind and lead with their hearts.

The love shared was a two way street. Gary Reed became Jerry Reed, Steve Donovan lead devotions twice and all participated. Devotions with the kids is a real experience. Suzanne and Brenda decided they might be able to take a few of the kids home but I carefully check suitcases before allowing them out of the country. Ha Ha.

They squeezed their travel time to spend an hour Sunday morning in worship with the kids. Yes, we did get them to the airport on time but with little time to spare

RJ Johnson, Team Leader made a special friend. Baby Jenny accepted her first Musunga friend. It was a big event for our little girl.

Keza McGreagor was our youngest visitor this month. A beautiful little girl. 

Her proud dad Tom has been a part of Urukundo family since 2007, Tom married and brought Rita into our family.

Tom has been sponsor for Tresor and has had the honor of seeing his boy receive a scholarship from MASTERCARD FOUNDATION TO ATTEND ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY IN THE USA.

We are very proud of Tresor and were pleased that Tom, Rita and Keza came to bid GOOD JOURNEY TO TRESOR. And wish him well in America.

John Paul and his buddy Jacob welcome Keza.  JP will try to fill the gap for Jacob until Tresor comes home.

Kyle Jerro is a constant at Urukundo and loved by the kids and me.

Kyle stopped for two weeks with his Urukundo Family. It was a very short visit.  This is Kyle’s home away from home when he is traveling in Africa. Next stop Kenya.

First trip in a big car.

Folke our little friend from Denmark/Norway invited our 2-3 year olds to a party at his house. It was quite an event and very scary for our babies. It took some persuasion to get Jacob in the car. First time inside a moto car is very scary.


Many babies (piglets) born June 29, 2015 and a very tired mama pig.


Two stones were added to THE PATHWAY TO LEARNING in July.

Your donation of $100 places a stone on the path at the LEARNING CENTER.

You may choose the inscription to be on the stone.

In closing, I leave you with this thought:

The vulnerable children of Rwanda and the world.

Opportunity is what they need. Your love. Their lives, Our world, You can make a difference.

Your most appreciated gift can be sent to the address below or use the Donate button at the upper right-hand corner of the screen:

Hope Made Real
PO Box 3222
Williamsport,PA. 17701


Mama Arlene
Urukundo Foundation/Hope Made Real

Help make their world a better place.