Saturday, October 31, 2009
Day 5 in the Congo
Today was a very productive day. We drove around Kinshasa filming the people, the city and we interviewed Mama Flore. Flore has been through her 8th loan cycle and has grown her hair salon business from 2 employees to an astounding 15! Her salon has now become a training school for hair dressers, allowing her to give back what was initially given to her... opportunity. It touched my heart to hear her answer some of the questions we asked. She expressed heartfelt thankfulness to Hope for initially giving her the ability to borrow money. She went from a very bad situation to a succesful and abundant life. It was an amazing testimony to the effectiveness of Hope International. Lives are truly being transformed!! What an honor to be a part of something so beautiful! I have grown to love the people here in a short time! Such initiative and drive and a genuine love for the Lord. We also filmed a loan officer named Joly who we are highlighting in the video(Nic got some AMAZING imagery). Nic is up late working on translations with Sarah. We have two days of production left so it will be pretty busy. We are SOOO happy with how things are coming together and we are very thankful for our production team here in the Congo. Without them, none of this would be possible. They are all amazing!