It's a girl!
He was at home on this day because the office was closed due to protests in the city.
Claude's wife had number 11. This is the yard where he built 825 desks for our last project and this one is for 650.
The loo is the small tin shed on the left near the back and the kitchen is the shed on the right near the front.
Living room and bedrooms are at the top of this ramp.
They are great people.
Eight boys and three girls, all beautiful children. I wanted to take a family portrait and have it printed up for them before I left.
A truce was declared for a couple of days so we went to visit the latrine sights.
If these two pictures were next to each other, you could see the bucket brigade that moved the cement from the mixing pile to the lid on the latrine pit.
Almost every other one was a woman hoisting buckets of cement all day. The women were the ones who danced in between buckets. They were singing as they worked.
And Terrance, Oh my! We didn't know it was the last time he would put us through our exercise routine and teach us French and give our feet and hands the best massage of all time.
Emeline, Terrance's wife, gave birth to a boy after two girls just a few days after we left. We called to give our congratulations. He said the very French thing to say. "I have many nostalgias for you."
But I think that all of these new babies is one way the Lord sends hope to these people in these struggling places. New hope for Burundi.
Sister Ngui and Sister Randrianirina were really my daughters.
This was on Tues. By Saturday we had packed, moved to the Martha Hotel, talked on the phone to Pres. Thomas and church security multiple times and finally got the go ahead to drive out as the airport was closed and there was no other way. A security company drove out first and checked road conditions, proved it to be safe and escorted us to the border.
The last sight of Burundi, a gate and a sign that reads "Republic of Burundi". We were happy and sad to be on this side of that gate.
We took turns taking pictures as we went with Neeleys to the church there just around the corner from the hotel. The church is the building just behind us down the steps.
Kigali was a beautiful city and we would gladly have stayed there but we already had plane tickets for Johannesburg the next day.
One last picture with Neeleys before they took a plane to America.