We have made some good friends while being here. There are a few in particular that have been a great encouragement to us! About once a week, we get to hang out with Hope, Godfrey, Fred & Teresa at their house (which is about a 10 minute walk from us). Hope is an American married to Godfrey (a Rwandan who does the administration for YWAM). Fred and Teresa are from Kenya. Hope, Fred, & Teresa run a ministry out of their home working with prostitutes and their families. We usually cook a western-ish meal while we hang out: it is fun to hang out with people we don’t work with every day, and to cook and eat some familiar food. A few weeks ago Hope asked if we would be willing to teach some of the ladies a cooking lesson about once a month. It could be a chance for them to learn a bit, to hang out in a positive environment, and be stretched out of their culture a bit (the food is VERY uniform here; its hard for us to imagine coming from such a multicultural home country). So, we tried to think of something with cheap ingredients, that would be reasonable for them to cook at home, and fairly simple to teach to a group. We agreed on a simple stirfry! Here are some pictures:
I don’t have any pictures of the finished product: we were too busy serving and eating. But it was delicious, and some of the ladies even said they were planning to make it for their families. We’ll see.