IN MEMORY OF JOSHUA'S KINDLE
Josh's Aunt Wendy gave him her Kindle Fire, and he used it about every day for reading, whatsapping, and taking pictures like he's doing in this picture. I'm glad I have this picture to remember it by because it was stolen out of the window of a house we stayed in.
Paul was awakened about 12:30 AM Monday morning, and at first he didn't know why. A few minutes later, I was jolted awake by the sound of our Jeep's alarm going off. Talk about a jolt of adrenalin!
We investigated and discovered thieves had used sticks to reach in two of our windows and steal my bag that I'm using as a purse, Paul's glasses, his Bible, and Josh's Kindle. My bag contained, among other things, all of our passports, 2 credit cards, a little money, and my car keys. We went outside to look around, and there was my purse, upside down on the grass! The passports were still in it! We were so thankful. That would have been a huge job, expensive in both money and time, to get them replaced. But my car keys were gone. We kept looking, and soon found my keys on the ground in the ally beside the house. Apparently our thieves were scared off by the car alarm. (I'm glad I'm not the only one scared to death by that noise!) Our mosquito repellent was on the wall.
Paul walked around the whole house, and as I stood waiting, I heard footsteps behind the house next to ours. Later we heard someone talking softly to the guard of the houses inside the gates where we were. Paul found his Bible and glasses on the window sill outside our bedroom window. They had been on his nightstand, inches from his head. Maybe that is what woke him? It was a bit freaky to think of someone being that close while we slept.
We ended up being very thankful! We're sad for Josh, but we can't help but see how much worse this could have been. If they had kept my car keys, we wouldn't be able to leave the car alone for a minute until we left that area. Josh's Kindle was recharging in the laptop. If we lost this laptop, we'd lose our prayer letter list, among other things.
In the morning, we found one other thing: human excrement in the back yard. We are told that is for "good luck" (as in witchcraft) so the person breaking in will not be caught. Too bad DNA testing hasn't arrived in Rwanda or we'd have a good case against someone.
At church #2, Pastor Deo's church, I took a video so these two shots skips to church # 3.
"Thou tellest my wanderings..."
from Psalm 56 :8
"With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments."