Two weeks ago our tidy city lives with paved roads, running water and ready internet were turned upside down as we helped lead a short term team from Cypress Church in California. We had been invited into a tiny town in northern Ecuador called Zancudo (mosquito-ville) to join local believers in their ministry for a week.
Here are some of the highlights of the trip in no particular order:
The amazing team!
Meeting new friends was a treat, this is me with Suzi and Randy and our tired morning faces.
The boat ride up with Sixto as captain.
Another little cutie who called himself “Chepi” , though I think it was just his self-adopted nick name.
Getting my hair fixed while getting to know some of the sweet girls.
Have boots will travel. You can tell by this picture that Cecilia is a hoot! We worked in the kitchen together and shared some therapeutic laughter.
The houses were either of wood planks or cement.
Libio, Joshua, Sixto and Chet, los 4 amigos and brothers in Christ.
Typical lunch: rice, lentil soup, fried egg and tomato salad.
The laundry room.
These men have skills!
Chocolate drying in the sun on the main road in Zancudo.
Some kind of cute monkey-pet.
We trust God for what He will continue to do in this community!