On the day following the team’s arrival in Oklahoma City, on Sunday October 9th, team leader Amos Furaha left the tour for Rwanda where other work obligations awaited him, and Eric Bahizi Habineza replaced him. Below are the team members’ thank you notes to the guy who was their GPS/ATM/Counselor/so much more:
Angela Kagabo: Sometimes you meet people thinking you’ll just take your own path and they’ll take theirs. But that is not what happens; they become friends, then become the brothers you wished for but never got. That was and still is you, Amos, for me: a brother and a friend. Words cannot express the respect and love I have for you. Thank you
Harmonie Isabane Muhumuliza: Amos, words cannot explain how much I learnt from you. When I heard that you were going to come with us in the US, I was excited because I knew you were worthy of trust but that was it. I expected nothing more than just a leader. But man there is so much more to you!! I found in you a friend, a brother and a counselor. Through the ups and downs that we had you still had a way to cheer us all up and help us bounce back. I appreciate your kind words, your attention to details, your decisions, your chilled mood, your funny jokes and I’m so glad we ended up being friends 🙂 Much love from me.
Bruce Intwali Murangira: Hey man. I don’t even know where to begin. When you first came on the tour I honestly didn’t know what to expect because we kind of really didn’t know each other; you didn’t know us. But you took a month away from your work to be with us, became a confidante and a friend. I honestly believe that if not for your guidance and advice we would be having a hard time on this tour. You contributed a lot to making us feel and actually be the family that we are now. And I personally am very grateful for that. Thank you for everything.