Today was the first full day we had with our Nyamata girls. We did home visits in the morning to Grace and Naomi’s homes, which was a humbling and powerful experience. The mothers were both so generous though they did not have a lot to give. Lori made a point to explain to us that these visits we do annually are the highlights of their year. Meeting the families of the girls this organization supports and seeing how appreciative they are of what we do is rewarding. My favorite part of the day however, was the time we got in the afternoon to just hangout with the girls. We played games, did a little bit of English teaching, and had a dance party. For me, just kickin’ it with people is the best way to get to know them. I finally started to feel the connection being made between me and some of the girls that so many of the returning trip members had told me about.