Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thank you for your support!

Thank you for your support and prayers, in helping to make our CleanWater mission trip to Rwanda, Africa a success.  You gave us the opportunity to teach Health and Hygiene, which will positively affect the lives of hundreds of families in Rwanda.


Ken and Val Robinson

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Back Home In The USA

Hello Everyone:

Our Clean Water Mission trip was an outstanding success!  Thank you to everyone who helped to make this trip possible.  We had the most exciting, adventurous and fulfilling trip of our lifetime. The Peace-water training that we conducted was an outstanding success! We trained approximately 26 church leaders in the village of Kilbule and another 26+ in the village of Musanza in Health and Hygiene.

We enjoyed meeting and getting to know the so many new friends, and getting to understand their values and culture.  We were all extremely impressed with the strength and high level of faith displayed by the Rwandan's.  Although poverty levels are extreme in the area, and people still suffer the aftermath of the civil war and the genocide of 1994, the people displayed continuous love, true forgiveness, joy and kindness.

You can better understand the Rwandian genocide by reading "Lead By Faith" by Immaculee Ilibagiza, who survived the worst genocide in world history.  We met so many people who lost their entire families, yet still possess the strength and faith to carry on, which is truly remarkable.

There is so much more that Val and I will share with you in the near future, but I'm still trying to adjust to the time difference. (Rwanda is 9 hours ahead of California).

Val and I got back home last night. We started out on Friday at 7:00 p.m. from Kigali, Rwanda to Nairobi, Kenya (1 hour);  then to Brussels, Belgium; (8 hours); and then to Washington Dulles, (8 hours); and then finally to LAX (5 hours).  That was 4,258 miles and 25 hours later in the air, and 6 hours in airports. 

So glad to be home, but this was an experience that was life changing and one that we will never forget.

Friday, June 3, 2011

We are Here In Kigali , Rwanda and Loving it!

June 3, 2011

Hello Family and Friends:

We arrived here in Kigali, Rwanda last Friday, May 27th  in the afternoon.  We set off for Musanza, which is about 70 miles to the NorthWest in what is in the northern province of Rwanda.  The landsacpe is very beatuful with lush green mountqains, volcanos and rich valleys. This area is considered to be agricultural with many bannana plantations, sugar cane, and corn.  We saw beautiful volcanoes and breathtaking waterfalls. 
We also visited many of the villages as a part of the team's secondary mission of livestock (cows); maintenance.  This past week has been fantastic where we trained 28 leaders of the Musanza church led by Pastor Bernard.  Our team lead by Kriste, Greg, Val and myself, made a tremendous impact on the leadership.  There was so much love and we received many gifts from the congrĂ©gation after our first leg of the clean water training.

I'm at the internet cafe and the team is calling me to go.  We will upload the many pitcures later.  Sending our love to all those who made the trip possible and Val and I can't wait to share this wonderful experience with you.

Ken and |Val
We are now heading to the town of Kilbuye, which is about 2 hours south of Kigali.