(minus Ben who was napping in the car)
the group gathering up for a day of sharing Christ in Chanco
Here is our small group on our way to make a visit one morning. There was a lot of hiking that took place over the four days there.
Another small group off to make visits. Each group had a translator with them.
our group making another home visit in Chanco
Three out of the four days we took a small group to another village to make visits. On Monday they went to Lagunetas. Ben and I stayed home that day so I don't have any photos.
On Wednesday we visited with a family of believers in the village of Churischan.
On Thursday we took them to the home where we have weekly Bible study in Muyurco. This was probably our groups favorite visit of the week. The family that we meet with there is just precious and I think everyone fell in love with them.
We would all meet back up for lunch at the school in Chanco. Our meal would consist of either a turkey or peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We had chips, cookies, and cold canned drinks. The team took turns on lunch duty to make everyone's sandwiches. Here's Cruz "helping" Staci and Gabby one day.
The afternoons were spent doing VBS and playing soccer.
the Chanco soccer team
Overall my boys were troopers that week. I didn't anticipate taking them every day but they enjoyed it so much that I wanted them to be involved. Don't get me wrong, it was not easy hauling a two and four year old all over the village for four days (most of it hiking), but they did well. The way the team loved on them and included them just blessed my heart in ways I cannot even describe. It was beautiful to watch them all interact together.
Cruz and Miguel
Ben and Hillary
a few of the girls
Don't they look like fun? ha
Morton, Gabby, and Staci hiking in Muyurco
the boys with Kenny
closing out our time in the village with devotion and prayer
This was a really great group to work with. They were laid back, eager to serve, and just a lot of fun. We pray that the Lord would lead them back down this way again one day!
Here is a link to my facebook album if you would like to see more photos from our week.