Image 1. Helen with colleagues – middle back. Image 2. Helen’s guesthouse view of Kigali.
Helen Trouille (3rd from left back row) is part of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship Autumn Justice Team to East Africa. Helen arrived on Saturday 1st October and will be spending a fortnight, with other lawyers to partner with Lawyers of Hope, (Rwanda) and Ugandan Christian Lawyers Fraternity (Uganda) to share fellowship, offer support and carry out training.
We’ll be posting updates of Helen’s trip and her prayer requests.
Today, (Tuesday 4th) Lawyers of Hope had organised a conference for their members (essentially, lawyers practising in Kigali, who are prepared to take on a few cases pro bono each year to help people who couldn’t afford to pay for legal representation otherwise). Rwanda is in the process of moving over to a legal system more like ours where cross examination plays a role, and they best place buy cialis online forum wanted us to talk to them about it. We had felt quite challenged about being the speakers at this conference, as there was so much we didn’t know about our public, and prayed quite a bit about it in the preceding days – important to provide what they wanted, and not to let LoH down either. We gave a few talks and then did a practical exercise so the participants could have a go themselves. One of our team is a barrister, who then demonstrated how it should be done… and terrified us all with his ability to destroy the opposing party’s witness. And such a nice man! I was also really happy to be able to use my French – a lot of the Rwandans speak English and French as well as Kinyarwanda, but some don’t have English, and needed a bit of interpretation. They are all so appreciative of our efforts to assist, but we really feel we are learning more from our hosts than we are bringing to them.
Yesterday we visited the genocide memorial. So hard to reconcile the terrible events of 1994 with the forgiving, creative, vibrant society we have discovered. A real miracle has been worked here to bring this country back together. Difficult to speak of the atrocities.
Tomorrow we travel to a village a few hours away, to see the work of the LoH child care team – viagra and cialis alternatives a small team of committed volunteer paralegals who work in the area of child rights, ensuring as best they can that children do not suffer abuse at the hands of family and, get an education as opposed to being sent out to work. Then back to Kigali, and fly to Uganda on Friday for our second week.
We would love you to continue to support us in prayer.
Each day, different team members are called upon to share their expertise with the LoH team and their partners, whoever they may be- at the time! Sometimes this can be a bit scary (well, OK, always…) as we don’t really know what to expect, and do not have our text books on board to check things up!
Please pray that we can respond appropriately to what we are asked to provide in terms of our legal skills.
Please pray that the we and the people we meet can share fellowship – this has been an amazing part of the experience so far!
Please pray for the big Christian conference we are to host over the weekend, and that will be taking us right out of our comfort zone!
A verse from our bible study tonight: For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:10).
Thank you for supporting us from all those miles away it makes me feel warmly connected – Helen.
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