Itorero Ubumwe (Group of Unity) – Kimonyi
Dancers speak out
Can killers and victims live together in unity and love? The people of the Kimonyi Reconciliation Village in Northern Rwanda demonstrate that reality, and have formed a group — Itorero Ubumwe — to tell their story through dance. With the help and vision of Pastor Deo Gashagaza of Prison Fellowship Rwanda, reconciliation villages were formed where Hutus and Tutsis–those who killed and those who were wounded or lost family members–now live together in peace. Here those who were once enemies now live, work, and serve each other side by side. As one of the Itorero Ubumwe dancers who as a Hutu had fought against the Tutsis says, “I realized they [the Tutsis] are our relatives. We are even the same blood.” Yet another dancer says, describing how the Hutus and Tutsis live together in harmony, “We share everything, we converse, we take care of each other when we have problems.” Another team member says, “We want to tell people outside Rwanda — it is reality happening in lives, in Rwandan people who have embraced unity and reconciliation.” This video captures the joy and celebration of those who have suffered much yet have experienced the joy and freedom of true, practical reconciliation. Their dance exhibits love and hope; their faces exude the joy. See it for yourself. Click on the video to watch.
Practical Reconciliation Initiatives in the Reconciliation Villages
(To read more about the Kimonyi Reconciliation Village, click here).
Mukono School Water Tanks – A Story of new life
We are happy to say that in response to the generosity of donors, the water problem at Mukono School is now resolved. They have 14 water tanks and the children no longer have walk miles every day to haul water.We are leaving this video up as a testimony to the goodness of the Lord! Click here to read about the water tanks supplied!Credits:Produced by Gerrit Wolfaardt & Thabo Wolfaardt Director/Camera: Thabo Wolfaardt Camera: Fils Habimana Sound Mixer: Safali R. Eugene Voice Over: Brad Behan