Friday, September 27, 2013

Rwanda school buildings

Sep 27. Today we finished the dormitory. We started out working on doors and cutting plywood for some of the gaps that we were missing. We have been working hard these past two weeks ,and words cannot describe how rewarding it has been. What started out as a building project quickly turned into much more than that. We started and completed three buildings that will impact Kigali for Christ, for many years to come. Thank you again for all of your comments, thought and prayers. Please pray for us as we travel. Pray for Brad and Kiki, the missionaries here, and pray for Kigali Christian School as it reaches the youth of Rwanda for Christ. Blessings Anthony

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rwanda school buildings

Sep 26. Today we started, and almost finished the dormitory. We started off working on our last gable, and finished all of the siding. While another's team worked on putting up plywood on the inside. We still have a few pieces of plywood, and a few doors left to do. Unfortunately we have little plywood left and no door nobs or casing for the inside, but we are still grateful to provide a service. God has provided is everything we need, and its truly a blessing to see what he is doing here in Rwanda. Please keep Warren's sister in your thoughts and prayers, and keep us in your prayers as we get ready to depart. Blessings Anthony

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rwanda buildings

Sep 25. Today a group of us left for a safari. It was a long, but fascinating trip. We entered the national park driving through the beautiful terrain. We saw crocodiles, zebras, hippos and many more. While most of the group was gone, A few people from the group stayed behind and worked on the job site. The group work diligently finishing the second building and put up one gables on the dorm. Could you please pray for Warren Watt's sister, she had a stroke. Thank you again for of your support and prayers. Anthony 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sep 24. Today we finished the inside of building one. While doing that we worked on the second building. We put in all the doors and windows, and attached siding on the gables and on one side. We also nailed in plywood on the outside of the dorm and most of the inside. Tomorrow is Wednesday and a group of us are going on a safari. We are all doing well, working hard and really enjoying our time in Africa. Thanks against for your thought and prayers. Anthony 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Rwanda buildings

Sep 23. Today we put up siding ,finished all the doors and windows on the first building. It feels good to see the first building completely done. While working on the first building a few of us went down and put up the plywood inside and out, and put up one gable on the second building. We have come so far but there is much work to be done. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Anthony 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Rwanda buildings 2013

Sunday Sep 22 .Today we finished the roofing on the dorm. We started and finished putting up plywood on the inside and outside of first building. We put up gable siding and some doors and a few windows. We miss the first group, but we are happy that the second group has worked hard as well. We ended the night at Brad and Kiki's house for a nice quiet BBQ after a hards day work. Anthony 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rwanda buildings

Saturday,September 21
Peter the slave driver Great left early this AM with a partial crew to work on the roof of the third building- half is done . Most of us went to the Genocide Memorial Museum. It is truly a moving experience. So needless. So many children. So many orphans. So many displaced people. This museum also has a few rooms dedicated to the genocides that have occurred in other countries of the world : Armenia, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Germany. Lest we forget. After this we went for lunch for burritos. Brad's pick - good choice. Came back to the hotel, grabbed suitcases and most left for the flight home. A new crew arrivedat 3:30. Now things will really start popping inside. I expect that all will be done by next Friday.
I must mention last night's farewell dinner. All of the USA crew, many of the teachers, Jean Baptist, many Rwandan workers, and some students were included. A buffet dinner was served and we were treated to local Rwandan dancers ( who must be the most in shape people on this planet) and then we in the audience joined in. Lots of,fun and laughter. 
Blogger is going  to see the Silverback gorillas tomorrow.This has been a most rewarding experience . Thank you to all who have supported this endeavor.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Rwanda building

Friday,September 20
The last day and oh what has been accomplished. Two  roofs totally done. The third building has all the trusses and walls in place. Corrugated steel,will go on
probably Sunday or maybe some of the group will work tomorrow. Many of the
BWB group are leaving tomorrow for the states, but a new group will
Fly in tomorrow and start work on Sunday. This new crew will install the doors and windows, plywood the walls, and install the siding.
Three of the ladies started sorting hundreds of books this afternoon.  Two of us are leaving but Alicia will finish the task.
Tonight we are heading back to the school for dinner and dancing.
I cannot tell everyone how loving the children are. They all want  to be
hugged and touched. They love our hair because it is so different from their 
Hair.  I sat in a Social Studies class. 32 5 year old children and all so well behaved. The teacher was marvelous!  I just wish I had 700 pairs of shoes with me in all sizes. Some had on shoes that were too big or too small.
We are beyond blessed in America. 


Rwanda school

Thursday, September, 19
Today was an amazing day! So much starting to take shape. The roof was put on building 
 One with the door and windows framed out. On building Two, which will be a boys  dormitory ( an area of another building is going to be a dormitory for girls), the trusses are in place   and many of the interior walls are in place. At first, the dormitory will hold only 30   students but it can hold many more. There will be three bunk beds in each room with
  possibly six students in each room. As the logistics are figured out for housing and feeding  all the boarding students, more boarders will be added. The third building has  the trusses in place and wall are up.     Peter  and his crew will be working hard to get the roofs finished tomorrow.
  Big treat: Indian food for dinner tonight at the Hotel Marano. Thank you BWB!
  The blogger got tired- a little late with the update.
  Tomorrow is the last day for most of this crew so a special dinner at the school.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Wednesday, September 18
Today was a break day. Some went to play golf,some went to the Akagera
 National Park , some just went downtown.
The golfers had a wonderful day of,golf playing with steel shaft clubs and
  hiking-ie : this was a challenging course on the legs. One unidentified 
  member of this six-some hit his golf in the water. The ball reliever was the 
  Caddie who dove in, retrieved the ball, and then sold it back to the golfer. LOL
The Park  14 members, jumped out of bed at 3:45 AM, hopped on our regular
   bus and drove around until 5:30 PM on less than smooth roads but they
   did get to see the country side and some great animals: a raft of hippos,
   Baboons, Impalas, Topis, Zebras! Bushbacks, hogwarts, great birds,
   Elephant, and beautiful lakes. Our driver is to be highly commended 
   navigating these roads! I personally thanked the Lord for getting us back in      one piece and without a broken axle.
I would  like to have this driver in Florida at the height
   of the season just to get me out of the Publix parking lot. 
Dan and Kevin went to see the property that has been purchased for next
   years project . 
Dinner was special as we had 4 board members, and others that work for the 
  School. Jean Baptist gave a very inspiring talk.
Until tomorrow.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

School building in Rwanda

Tuesday, Sept 17. 
Two  roofing trusses up. What an accomplishment!!! The guys worked SOOO
hard today ( well they work hard everyday) but to see the walls up and the trusses In place on two classroom buildings and the wall finished on the dormitory building  is a site to behold. We are truly blessed to have such a 
Wonderful group of volunteers. 
Yesterday was a holiday but today school was in session. We were treated to
a morning assembly with the younger students. Words cannot describe how 
enthusiastic and disciplined all the children are. Tomorrow is a well deserved 
day off.  


Monday, September 16, 2013

Building project in Rwanda

Monday, Sept 16. 
Another great day! We had no rain so we could accomplish a lot. All,the trusses were finished  thanks to very hard work from everyone.  Our crew 
from BWB worked extremely hard but I am constantly amazed and overwhelmed by the hard work and enthusiasm of the,Rwanda crew. No slouches there!
The walls went up on another slab. Tomorrow  the walls will go up on the third slab. 
Late in the afternoon the guys ,under 
the traffic director Warren , were able to put in place 4 roof trusses. What a 
sight to see. Great work guys! Moving right along. 


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Building in Rwanda

Sunday,Sept. 15- 
What a great day!
We bussed to the school and met up with about 25 Rwandan workers. 
With their help, we off loaded 3 containers of steel and other materials. 
Then we really set to work building the trusses for the buildings. We need 
162 and today we assembled 85. Each truss had to be carried to the different slabs. Big kudos for our Rwandan workers who carried these down or up the hill as well as helping us drill. We all worked hard under the whips of Peter, Dan, and Warren. No unions here. While we we were working to assemble the trusses, other workers were up the hill putting up the first walls.
So awesome to see the progress we made today. A nice relaxing buffet dinner
at the hotel tonight. We must give thanks to Dan  and others for treating us to dinner last night at the restaurant "Zen".  Also we must thank Brad for organizing our stay in this great Chez Lando Hotel with a wonderful, efficient , friendly staff. More tomorrow. If we can move.