March 23, 2010
Sara Groves in Rwanda: 'Like a Reunion'
Christian artist returns to village she sponsors through Food for the Hungry
On our return home, Sara told me that she wanted to return to Rwanda this year, this time with her whole band, to give a concert in Gisanga. That trip became reality recently, as Sara and Troy and their younger son, Toby, took the whole band. On the trip, band members met children they sponsor through FH, and they indeed held a free concert on one of Rwanda's legendary thousand hills on a sunny afternoon. Hundreds turned out for the show, some carrying a banner that read, "Thank You Sara," acknowledging the good work that she, her family, her band, and her supporters have shown in sponsoring the village, bringing food, education, vocational training, health care, and the good news of the gospel through FH's local workers.
Among the songs that Sara sang was "Joy Is in Our Hearts" from her latest album, with the chorus being sung in Kinyarwandan, the native language. See the video here: