I am indebted to the generosity and openness of many people in the United States, Uganda and Rwanda: those who offered their financial, practical and emotional support, those who opened their homes, offices and churches to me, those who cared for me and transported me, those who shared their stories of grief and hope with me. I would like to acknowledge the following people specifically, on behalf of many others, for all they did to make this project possible:
In the United States—Anita Barfield, Marlene DeNardo, Albert Ogle and the Stones Network, Peter Verbiscar-Brown and Global Partners for Development, David Norgard and Joseph Oppold, Penny and Rich Warren, Byron Smalley, Bill Rates, Linda Grace, Jay Longacre, Harry Hoffman, David Longacre, Michael Clark, Bob Jesse and Brett Turner.
In Uganda—Rev. Evatt Mugarura, Moses Mukasa, the staff of Namirembe Guest House, Rob and Anna Bowden, Chris MacDonald, Sarah Whitfield, Emily and Charles Katarikawe, Brenda and Paul Katarikawe, Dr. Ananias Muhunde, Phoebe Tatwangire, Betty Rukashazya, and James Ndyabahika.
In Rwanda—Sonja Hoekstra-Foss, Emmanuel Ntaganda, Rev. Benoit Rutabayiru and Clementine, Charles, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Kolini, Rev. Viateur Ndikumana and Annonciata Kabega, Rt. Rev. Onesphore Rwaje, Consolata Murahakuzimana, Rev. Josias Sendegaya and Dorothy Mugeni, Rev. Francis Karemera, Samuel Mugiraneza and Gérard Van ‘t Spijker.
There are many others who made this project possible through their prayers, encouragement, financial support, and participation. May you all know that I hold you deeply in my heart with gratitude and appreciation.