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Day Four: Alone

We knew the group from the US was leaving that afternoon, and had expected Amina and Flory to join us. We spent the morning exploring the center and upon our first exit from the building were greeted by a man at the

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Day Three: To Nayngezi

Having experienced the shock of the poverty the day before, I was better prepared for the drive back out to Nayngezi. We stopped for bread, and while we waited in the car we watched the police hassle drivers to get money out

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Day Three: Plans begin to change

We had thought the plan was to leave for Nayngezi the next day when Flory returned from his trip. It had been decided for us that our training would not start until Wednesday for various reasons we did not understand that included

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Day Two: Spending the Night in Bukavu

We had no idea where we were going to spend the night in Bukavu. As it turned out, Flory’s cousin had a house in Bukavu and he had arranged for us to spend the night there. The house was nice in Bukavu

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Day Two: Driving to Bukavu

We drove out of Uvira and saw some of the highlights of life in the Congo. For example, the women doing the laundry in the river. We started to see some of the variety of architecture we associate with Africa, such as

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Day Two: Uvira

After the exciting ride out of Bujumbura we were at the boarder to the Congo. You are not allowed to take photos at the boarder so I will have to describe it. First, you come to a gate and have to get

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Day Two: Leaving Bujumbura

Driving to Bukavu from Bujumbura was an adventure. Flory began calling it our “Safari” and we complained about the lack of lions. As we wrote before, city streets in this part of the world are busy places. They may not have the

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Day One: Bujumbura

We were picked up at the airport and taken to a hotel for pastors. At only $10 a night the price was right, but we were not able to leave the hotel without Flory. We walked to the market and down to

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Back in Bujumbura

We were not successful at hiring a car and driver to do a safari, so we took the bus back to Bujumbura. our flight is not until Tuesday, so we have a few days to visit the town and do some shopping.