Wednesday, September 05, 2007

summer fun

Here's some pictures taken from this summer, mostly from the different volunteers we worked with. These first two were taken in Tingo at Dave and Ana's, where a vacation Bible school was hosted. We had an activity where they kids could dump water on us at the end of each day. Of course, my day was quite cold and cloudy. It was good fun, though.
Here's dentist Chrissy and her assistant Kay, who I helped translate.
Here's a hog getting blowtorched. It was near one of the churches where we had a clinic. They were doing this so they could remove the skin.
Here's a good part of the group, singing and saying goodbye to Shekinah Baptist Church in south Quito. The group is being led by Mark Wright, a fellow Texan, among this group of Oklahomans. Hook Em Horns!, Mark.

We took these next two pics as we were leaving South Quito on the last day we worked there with the team from Shawnee, Oklahoma.

This is our friend Ramon, who graduated from high school. He finished up his education by going to night school. This was a big accomplishment for him and we are really proud of him, as he is married and has children already. He is there with his parents, Christine, his wife and kids. We ask you to pray for him and his family. He has been such a blessing and help to us. I've often said that I wish I had 10 more Ramons. He helps us out on visits and different Bible studies. He also helps lead the church that meets at his family's house. He is always willing to learn, help and serve. Many believers here think they aren't qualified to serve or are too timid to do so, but not Ramon. He will jump in and do whatever needs to be done. We thank God for him and again ask you to pray for him and his family.
This last picture was taken in Tingo and describes one of the food items we mentioned in our culture section of our last newsletter. It is tortillas de papas, which is potato + cheese= joy and happiness. This is really one of our favorite Ecuadorian dishes. We are glad that potatoes are popular here because we've never met a potato we didn't like. Guess this is all for now. I'll have to put more pics on in a couple of days.

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