What an amazing day we had today, in Ecuador. This morning we got up early and took the bus to Bolivar. We were there for the little children and were teaching them songs and dancing with them and just sharing the word of God to them. It was amazing seeing the smiles on their faces when we would walk in the room. Later in the day was the service for everyone, where we played games and had a wonderful talk about how God leaves the 99 sheep for us. In this service, I met a little boy who was two years old. He was the sweetest boy and loved when I would dance with him and sing. This was a true God moment for me when he would laugh and smile because of something I did. God works so much through us we don’t even know and we impact these kids so much. I am just so glad that I have this chance to be with them and I feel they impact me more than I have done on them. God works in wonderful ways!!
Today was so fun and exciting! We got to really get to know the people and play with the kids. On our way to Bolivar, the play where we do ministry, we invited some teen age boys to come to our celebration tonight that we are having. Yesterday we went around to the homes in Bolivar and invited the teenagers to come to our celebration. Before the celebration we made sandwiches to give to the teens.
For lunch we had spaghetti-which was really good. We played soccer and American football and we taught the kids two games. We taught them Gaga ball and taught them baby-bronco-backpack. After worship and before Devin taught his sermon I read the passage about the tax collectors in Spanish which was a little nerve racking when I first got up there but it was so cool.
Yesterday we spilt into groups and went around bolivar and invited the people to come to a celebration that we are hosting for the teenagers. We had a sermon, music, food, and games. We brought a huge 6 foot beach ball that we brought to play with the kids. I taught the kids a new dance called church clap.