Monday, August 13, 2007

San Lorenzo, part 5

This one is from El Progreso.
Here is Kevin, a kid who works with his mom at the restaraunt we ate at. He is a really good kid and always has a smile on his face. The team ended up giving him a soccer ball on the last day.
The following pictures were taken on our way to Tambillo or in Tambillo. Tambillo is a town that can only be reached by boat. There's not even a road that reaches the town. The 3rd picture here is of a guy standing up in a dugout canoe. This is the way these guys get around. Here's Jose and Pastor German on the way. There's a mangrove forest in the background.
Here's yet another mangrove forest...this is what we saw all the way to Tambillo.
Here are the facilities upon arrival in Tambillo. All they had was a hole in the cement and it was bombs away into the water...needless to say, Tambillo doesn't have great beaches.
Here's some shots taken in and around Tambillo.
Fixing the nets.
Some kids playing soccer on the field where Neicer Reasco grew up playing. Neicer is from Tambillo and is now a famous soccer player. He plays for the Ecuadorian national team and for Sao Paulo, Brazil is his club team, a big step up from Tambillo.

The following were some shots taken at the clinic...

This guy (can't remember his name) was born about a month before him. He has two wives and several children. He said the wives know about each other and that everybody gets along. I'm sure that is what he has to say, I'm sure the wives have a different story. Anyways, he was a really nice guy and interesting to meet.

We met this lady and her kids and helped them in the clinic. Again, can't remember her name but I ask you all to pray for her. Her baby had a charm around its' ankle (these charms are believed to protect them from the evil eye, which is believed to cause sickness, etc.) Well, I asked her about it and was then a bit forward and suggested that God could do a bit of a better job of taking care of her child than a charm could. I left it at that and as Donnie saw the charm, he saw that it was too tight around the ankle and he suggested that they loosen it up to help with circulation and keep it clean. This is when the lady said she had decided to remove it. Again, I just ask you to pray for her and her family and that God will protect them and they will seek him.

You decide-devil or angel???

This one was taken at the dock in San Lorenzo.

Some guys playing checkers on the street in S. Lorenzo.

no need for explanation here...
a mural that was painted in the meeting room at our hotel.

As I close, I just want to share a short devotional based on a reading from Hebrews that I did the other day...4 recommendations for the Christian life, 4 lettuces or let us'-
Hebrews 10:22-25- Intro.-because we have a great high priest over the house of God (Jesus) 1. let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith... 2. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 3. Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 4. Let us not give up meeting together...but let us encourage one another more as you see the Day approaching. Let us now meditate on these things and moreso put them into practice.


Blogger GuyMuse said...

Great pictures. I noticed Jose Chillambo in a couple of them. Would it be possible for you to email us copies of all the photos you have of Jose? He is leaving today for 2-years with Xtreme Team in Peru. We don't have very many good pictures of him, and it would help in promotion and raising of funds for his support to have some good photos. Thanks.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Madge said...

Hi Haleys!
Your pics are wonderful as well as the subject matter. What a privilege to live among such beautiful people and children. I can feel the HS from here that you all are being hang in there and eat more crab! I do miss my bluecrabs from the Chesapeake this time of year!, so I will concentrate on the Lettuce instead!
oxoxo to you,

1:06 PM  

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