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.