I am sorry that I have not updated my blog is some time, but it has been rather hectic for me the past two weeks. I have started my online class from Memphis Theological Seminary and I have been working on my Master's project, so I have not felt much like blogging. I am not much of a writer anyway, so it does not take much to distract me. All of the construction projects are coming along well. The chicken houses will be complete soon and then we will have the largest egg laying operation in all of Rwanda. The chicken expert from the largest chicken producer in the world, who shall remain nameless for now, was very excited to see the progress we had made. He is also looking forward to getting the chicks in place so that we can prove that this operation will work in Rwanda. The water project at Sonrise is also coming along well, and I hope to have it complete in another 6 weeks.
There is just so much to do here and there are so many places someone can become involved. Just this past weekend I was asked to look at a potential hydroelectric power plant. They need someone with a background in several different areas of Civil engineering including open channel flow and design of small dams. If anyone in interested in coming and helping on this for a few months let me know.
I want to let everyone know that all but two items that were stolen during the break-in have been recovered, and how they were recovered is a great story. One of the kids, Kelly Simpson, has posted the story on her blog http://kellyuosdwis.blogspot.com and I highly recommend that you read her account. It is an extremely interesting story.
I have included some pictures below from the power plant sight. It is a beautiful area.
Isaiah 58:12 - Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
The generator building
The generator building and river
A view of the river
One of the rapids
One of the many waterfalls in the area