What a whirlwind this has been so far! We got here around 2 AM yesterday after a long but exciting day of traveling. Our flight was almost an hour and a half leaving Jacksonville, arriving to Miami with only minutes to spare. This morning, we woke up bright and early…not used to the time change yet. We were informed about everything that was going to be happening the week. Then, we started our first day in Ecuador!
After eating breakfast, we went to the school for recess, where we got acquainted with the kids. It was so neat to converse with them and hear all about them, and we had a blast working on our Spanish! We then went back to the community center, where we planned a Bible skit for the kids. It was also really fun to learn some dance moves to some Spanish songs.
After eating a delicious lunch, we worked on the skit some more. We really wanted it to be a great experience for everyone. Then, we played soccer in the street with more of the kids. So many kids came that the game was moved to the soccer field! Before we started on another game, we performed our skit of the Prodigal Son. It went really well! After this, it was time to do activities with everyone. A group headed back to the community center to make friendship bracelets, and some stayed at the field to play more soccer!
For almost two hours, we played several scrimmages with them, and everyone had an amazing time! At the same time, the other half of our team was at the community center making friendship bracelets and coloring bible coloring pages. They had a great time and had a great turn out.
After that, we all said good night, and we ate dinner before heading back to Carlos and Jeanette’s house. Now, we are all contemplating the day’s events while we watch a movie as an Ecuadorian family!
We love you all and ask that you please keep praying for us.
Lanora Baker says
Thank you so much for this post! I am praying for each of you and that the Lord work miracles through you and bring a knowledge of Jesus Christ and relationship with those you touch in Ecuador! Go Team Ecuador2! In Jesus name! Love you c!
Tiffany Taylor says
Just wanted to say thank you for posting on the blog. My niece Raegan Taylor is on the trip and me and my family have been praying for her and everyone on the trip that God will use all of you in doing his work. I pray he watches over all of you and brings all of you home safely. Have a great time and please tell her we are praying for her and thinking of her and are so very proud of the work she is doing for our Lord. Praying for all of you!!!!
Julie Conatser and Fam says
What a well-written journal of events! I love reading about all the Lord is accomplishing through y’all. We pray for you all the time that you continue to grow deeper in Him. We love you!
Hi carlee. We miss you and hope your having a life changing time. God bless and keep you strong. Luv yah karyl
Hello carss, hope ur having fun. Miss you. See you soon. Show the kids fun and new things. Luv spring
Chris Hasson says
Thanks for letting us know that you are off to a good start. I look forward to seeing some pictures if you can put them up. We’re praying for you every day.
Linda Fisher says
We are so happy and grateful to hear about the work you have already begun in Ecuador. You didn’t waste any time hitting the ground running (literally) to serve the Lord! Way to go…don’t waste a single minute! Tell us as much as you can…it is soooo exciting. We love you and are praying for you all!!!!
Ana De La Ree says
You are such an inspiration. Que Dios te bendiga!
Glad to see that you arrived in good spirits. Be a light for those you meet. Carlee, You and the Team are in our thoughts and prayers. I can’t wait to hear the details about this experience.
joyce poe says
Praying for you all! I am Carly Fisher’s aunt in Atlanta. I loved reading the post so I know how to pray more specifically. Praying for changed lives for our students as well as the Ecuadorian students.
I am excited to read this. I love hearing about the difference our young people are making. Much love!
Melissa Crout says
Dear Emma, I agree with your mom- very well written recap of the day. We are praying for you and your team. Be the light God has made you and shine on Ecuador. I love you and can’t wait to see you in 3 weeks! Xoxoxox
Praying for you all daily. Thanks for your journal post, looking forward to the next update! Love, Debbie, Ron’s wife 🙂
Jenny Woodward says
Glad you guys made it there safe and sound. What a fun-filled first day already! Me & Peanut say a prayer for you every morning PopPop! Can’t wait to hear more stories! Love you!
Patti Formica says
Emma, thank you so much for giving us a glimpse into your experience in Ecuador. It’s lovely to her about your group’s work with students and how you are sharing the love of the Lord with them. Please keep the posts coming!
Roger Hodge says
Happy to hear that you arrived safely and that your are already having an impact for Christ! All of you will continue to be in our prayers. What an exciting opportunity!
Tonya Gorlesky says
You guys are awesome, I know the people of Ecuador will be blessed just having you be a part of their lives even for a short time. You are truly so special may God bless you. Lots of hugs and kisses from home. Tonya Gorlesky
Kathy King says
So happy to hear all is going well. You are all in my prayers. I know God is doing great things through each of you. Miss you Ashleigh.
Beverly Gibson says
I was so excited to hear about your adventures. Keep us posted!
Keith Page says
Taylor, thanks for the update. Keep shining with God’s love and touching hearts. We miss and love you!!! We’re praying for your team.
Jay Gronefeld says
So Happy to hear everyone has made it safe and doing well !!!! How awesome it is to see how the Lord is using each and everyone of you to be a blessing to the folks over in Ecuador… Keep up the great work “Team 2” Know that we are praying for you all back home. Enjoy reading the post !!! Keep them comming !!!