Well the day didn't start off so good for me...I was very homesick and actually started to cry when I opened up my birthday card from mom and dad. And it was a funny card, but I cried lol.
I couldn't really eat breakfast this morning either. Not a good way to off your birthday :-(
I just prayed that God would help me thru this day...and sure enough he did!!!
I was very honored that before I left Jose's house his momma prayed a blessing over me and of course I cried again! It was sooo honoring! I felt so special and it was exactly what I needed! She is such an amazing woman, I just fell in love with her the second I met her!!! And what woman of God too, her faith in God is so strong, I admire her!
So Jose and his parents took me to a church where I met up with a team from Texas. I was worried that I would not find them but God helped us find each other! The service was different, I felt like I was at a performance not a church service, and the whole church was rich looking. Felt kinda weird being in that church when I knew that there were people just right outside the door selling stuff to make a living, just didn't feel right. The sermon was on how Jesus washed his disciples feet.
After the service we hopped onto a bus and went to this park...I guess every Sunday local artists come and display their stuff to sell, a lot of the painting were gorgeous!!! Then wee went to a market too. For everyone who knows me...I hate to shop. So this was torture, and cramped. But I made the best out of it! The team was driving a Ecuadorian girl named Gabriella to her home in shell! So I got to practice my Spanish with her!!! She knew like know English. I was actually able to understand things that she was saying!!!
After the markets we started to drive, and drive and drive! We stopped for lunch at an old place. When you turn down the lane there were huge eucalypt trees and an old building at the end of the path! So pretty! I attached a pic of the lane way!!!
And we saw three volcanoes too! Only one of them is active! The rest of the volcanoes had snow on them! I'll attach a few pics of them too!
After lunch we were off again. But stopped like an hour later for ice cream, well the team did...not me of course cuz I'm allergic to dairy.
The scenery was just breath taking on the way to Shell! God did such an amazing good creating the world!!!
We finally arrived in Shell at 9pm. Very long day! We had Chinese food and heard a few of the rules. Then Tandy the staff that is in charge of Casa de Fe and her husband and son drove me to the place that I am stay at! I'm staying at the girl staff house! It's beautiful!
Well I am pretty tired and I have to be ready tomorrow by 730, cuz that is when we walk to the orphanage Casa de Fe! I can't wait!!!
Thank you for all your prayers!!! Please pray that tomorrow meeting all the little niños and niñas goes well and that I get along with the staff at Casa de Fe!!!
Love and miss you all