Each time we travel to Rwanda we take a flight case of knitted baby clothes from the ladies of Loanhead Parish. This time, the cargo was increased by a shipment from Widdecombe in Devon.
When we last visited our Porridge project at Rutonde we met the new Pastor in the Parish, Zacharie Maboyi, and heard of all the good ideas he had.
Around half an hour by car from Kigali, just off the main road to Giterama is the village of Runda.
The Loanhead ladies have been at it again, churning out knitted baby clothes like a factory production line.
Two years ago, Loanhead Church bought a cow. The cow then had a calf and started providing a steady supply of milk which was sold.
In January, sponsors from Loanhead Church sent thirteen children to school along with new uniforms, books and pencils.
It is with some sadness that we bid farewell to Pastor Jean d'Amour who has been looking after Rutonde Parish for the Presbyterian Church. He has gone to seek pastures new.
While on a visit to Steven's farm (see <a href='http://missionrwanda.net/node/460'>Progress and hope</a>) we met the team building a new fenced enclosure.
It is almost ten years since Mission Rwanda first landed in Kigali on our first exploratory visit.