Monday, July 13, 2009

Beautiful Rwanda

Rwanda’s an absolutely beautiful place - in its people, its wildlife, and its landscape.

During our most recent trip, my family and I were able to be a part of the Ubumwe Community Center's dedication. This community center is sponsored by the Columbus Zoo's Partners In Conservation who works to empower local residents.

We also trekked to see the endangered mountain gorillas. These magnificent creatures have a presence that commands respect - each time I see them is just as special as the first.

We ended our journey on a very high note - at the annual Gorilla Naming Ceremony. My good friends, the von Trapp Children, sang the most beautiful rendition of the Rwandan National Anthem that I have ever heard!

Suzi and I already miss our dear Rwandan friends! We are already looking forward to our next visit!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post, Jack! Everything about it thrills my heart!!