Ecuador Day Two
Today consisted of morning team devotions, walks on the beach, cantaloupe juice, dive-bombing flys, constantly changing water temperature, humidity, wonderful food, smiley face sweat stains, relentless team games of heads up, and finding creative ways to communicate with children who speak zero English. Though the language barrier caused stress, we were able to communicate with the people through translators, charades, and by merely showing Gods love through our actions. It’s amazing to see how fast strong relationships can grow when there centered around Christ.
The day began by walking on Ecuador’s beautiful beaches to the church where we ate. We then divided into teams and left for a prayer walk around the town. Soon after we met up at the local school where we had our very first encounter with the children here. It was incredible to see how the children reacted to us being there; they were overjoyed. Our time with them mostly revolved around sports or games considering the fact that we weren’t able to communicate well. (Thank You Jeff)
Not long after, we split into three teams where we did surf camp, vacation bible school and a soccer camp. We were able to continue pouring into the children of the school along with meeting new children. In conclusion our day was spent creating friendships with the people here. No matter which camp or VBS we were or will be apart of this week, it is clear God wants each and everyone of us here and that he has a plan for us here