Adventures In Rwanda

February, the love month

It seems each month has its own rewards and challenges. February is no exception. Cramming into 28 days what usually takes 31 has not been easy.

Love is what it is all about.


We share our love with Centre Marembo in Kigali by supplying free dental care for their girls.

Love is shared with Benjamin, our maintenance manager, on the birth of his baby girl. Benj has two boys. Now a little girl. How awesome! Congratulations, Papa Benj.


Love is sharing a cookie in worship Sunday morning.


Love is a teacher caring for his student with tenderness.


Love is hugging a little girl and her butterfly.


Love is sharing with Sandy Narayanan and Laurien Sibomana as they work for the welfare of young people with diabetes in Rwanda.


Share your love. Make every day a special day for at least one person. Blessings flow.

Dreams do come true

In Divine’s words:

"Dreams do come true! (Like Mama Arlene Brown always says). Today one of my dreams came true. It was an honor to meet Mbabazi Esther, Rwanda’s first female pilot). She’s always been my idol. I have always looked up to her, inspired by her story, her success and involvement in "the aviation industry”!! Being able to talk to her in person and share so many different stories and ideas was a dream come true and made me feel extremely ambitious to succeed. I feel one step closer to achieving my aviation goals. She is an amazing person and hopefully we will meet again soon. Thank you so much, Mama, for all your support! You are my hero."

Precious Stones

For a very long time, my kids have been bringing me precious stones. We have made a rock garden using the stones collected. The kids choose a word of the month and write it in the rock garden.

This months word:
Well, to me the stones are all precious, but the latest one is mind-boggling. Take a look at the latest precious stone the kids brought me.
Actually, I think it looks like a fish and is a shiny purple with cream-colored bands at its tail. Don’t know what kind of rock it is or where they found it, but it is beautiful. I will use it as a paperweight on my desk. Love it.

Tree Down

And the the tree came tumbling down. (This time not the wall.)

What a surprise waking one morning, looking out the window and seeing my front yard a jungle. During the night, a huge limb on the tree in the front yard decided it no longer wanted it be a part of the whole tree. It broke away and filled half the yard and the drive with it branches.

Soso, Jacob (little Benj) and Benjamin inspect the damage.

Beautiful country.

Beautiful people from many walks of life come together in unity and love at Urukundo.

February Newsletter

Love Is All Around

February is the love month. The perfect month for the LOVE (Urukundo) FOUNDATION. I hope each of you are our Valentine.  There is so much love here with lots to share.
Belise and Esperance
Babies from Mama & Baby Center share love.

We are ever in need of infant clothes for Valentine babies who remain in our hearts.
More love. Kiriku, Joyce, Jacob, Banitha. Friends.
Betty is also a Valentine. She has been the main caregiver in the boys house since 2006. She should be a great mom when she has her own kids as she has had lots of practice in the years she has served Urukundo’s boys and girls. Congratulations, Betty, and a happy marriage to Etienne from Mama and all your Urukundo family.
Thank you for inviting us to this happy event.