Thursday, 19 April 2012

Word of the day callate

Hola!!! Today was another fun filled day! Started with chapel like usual! If you are wondering what the pledge to the Christian flag says it says this.... I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe.

And the pledge to the bible says this.... I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God's Holy Word, I will make it a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path and will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against God.

I had no idea what they were saying si I googled it and now I know lol and now you all know too!

After chapel I went downstairs to help the tias with feeding the babies and kids with disabilities! Then we took them outside again! The kids really like to be outside!

Then after baby time I took all the DVDs that people have donated and put CDF on the front, back and on the disk too, as well as I put a E on it for English and an S on it for Spanish! There were a lot of DVDs to label.

That took me until lunch time! And at lunch I helped with feeding again! And hung out with the tias! That is where I learned an new word...callate, which means shut up in Spanish! Lol it's fine to say as a joke but if you are serious it's pretty offensive!

I really enjoy hanging out with the tias even tho I don't speak Spanish that well! They are teaching me a lot of Spanish! And I love hanging out and kinda working with Edison a deaf boy! He is so funny!

In the afternoon I also took a few of the children for little walks around the property of CDF! Even tho it wasn't a big walk or a long walk they still liked it and the funny thing that happened was I was walking Rayana around and turned around and Edison was following me just giggling away, he basically followed me the whole time while I was walking. He was done is work so he was free to do whatever! So ya he just followed me as I pushed Rayana around!

Then after work I was laying on my bed checking Facebook and emails and I fell asleep for like 30 mins and woke up with my hands still on my iPad lol

For supper we walked to this little restaurant called Jonny's, the food was very yummy...rico in Spanish! I had a slab of beef, chicken and sausage and some gupos which are like fries...patata fritas!!!

And now I'm back 'home'. Tomorrow is Friday! I can't believe one week has almost gone and went! It went fast!

I am loving it here! There are times where I feel maybe a bit out of place but those times are getting less and less! Tomorrow I will be walking to CDF by myself for the first time,but at least I know now where I am going. The first couple of days I had no idea lol! Like the first day I went shopping with Darnel in Puyo and we were coming back in a taxi and I had no idea where I was staying! We had to hook up with Melissa (one of the girls that works at CDF and I'm staying with her at the girls house) to find out where I was staying lol. Luckily she was easy to spot, she's a white gringo amongst the Ecuadorean people in the dance aerobics class lol!

Wow even with the nap I am exhausted! I think I'll go and spend time with God and then call it a night!

Please pray for my legs lol they have itchy bug bites all over them, I know that may sound like a silly request but my legs are very itchy. They are not Mosquitos tho apparently they are like little tiny flies that bite you. And yes I am wearing bug spray...I could wear long pants but it is way to hot here for long pants! Tonight tho walking back 'home' was a bit colder,... frio! And also pray for a good nights rest, I'm not really sleeping that well at night...however God is sustaining me and giving me the strength to carry on thru the day! Praise the Lord I haven't gotten sick at all, haven't had to use any poop medicine!!!! Please pray it stays that way lol!!!
Buanas nochos!!! Dios te bendiga!!!


  1. Hola Carlita! I'm stopping in to see how your day went.

    Tonight I realize a little more of the bittersweet situation those precious children are in. I looked over the photos again and I find myself tearing up because my heart is breaking for those kids...but I am also glad for them because now they definately have a chance to know God and His love through His servants at CdF.

    I pray you are sleeping a little deeper tonight. It certainly appears God is sustaining you on what sleep He is giving. Something with tea tree oil might take the itch out of those bites!


  2. Hi Carla,
    I've been enjoying keeping up with you through your blogs. Well done in taking time to write regularly - as I know it takes time. So glad to hear you're enjoying it. I have no doubt you are such a gift to those children. We at the ACCI staff are praying for you!
    Lauren, on behalf of ACCI

  3. Hello Carla,
    It's so fun to read your blog! Thank you for taking time to do this. It helps us to know how to pray for you best. Sounds like your days are very full already. May the Lord continue to guide you with His wisdom as you invest in the lives of others.