Blogs from Cuenca, South, Ecuador, South America - page 3


South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca September 10th 2015

On the first of August a group of eight missionaries from Calvary Chapel Miami came to Cuenca to conduct Vacation Bible School (VBS) and do outreach around the city. The five women were scheduled to stay with us. When they arrived at about 7 in the evening our first comment to them was, "We hope you don't have to shower, we don't have any water". The water had been off for several hours. After fixing dinner for them, the water came back on. BUT, our water heater decided to quit on us. Quick phone call to Braulio, with a request that he bring his brother Emilio (a great handyman that has so blessed us in our home). Fifteen minutes later they came and after about twenty minutes he had everything taken care of and we had ... read more
Combined service (2)
Combined service
Dinner at Fredy's

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca September 10th 2015

Every three months at the SOLCA Cancer Hospital they have a birthday party for all the children with cancer, both in and out-patient. They have a clown MC, dancers, magicians and singers. Since the gringos that participate can't really speak Spanish well enough, we do things on the sidelines. Debi paints faces, Mike and Nancy have a miniature basketball toss and give out candy, I blow up balloons and make swords from them and give the other balloons to Katy to make flowers (floras), monkeys (monos), dogs (perroos), etc for all the kids. To be honest, I usually do not look forward to this even, but once I am there and afterwards, my heart is filled with love for these kids. Regretfully, we are not able to take pictures of the kids. But I do have ... read more

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca September 3rd 2015

So, as most of you know today is my 18th birthday which I cant even believe, and a friend of mine is taking me out for dinner and drinks because here 18 is considered completely and adult including having a few drinks. Also, next week Wednesday I will be leaving to go to spend 3 days in a grass shack on the beach and see the beautiful warm coast, I will also be whale watching in Puerto Lopez, so I am very excited about that. I will have lots and lots of new photos for all of you then!! Love you all and updates will be out soon!! Remember you can always get a hold of me on Facebook or my email is read more

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca August 29th 2015

In June we had Pastor Kevin O'Neil, founder of Calvary Chapel Cuenca, and Pastor Drew McIntyre, Calvary Chapel Alpine, CA come and stay with us. Pastor Drew taught the Way of the Master (street evangelizing) to all who were interested on the evenings of the 15th to the 17th - the Ecuadorians at the church and the gringos at our house. Then on Saturday the 18th about 20 of us, mostly teens went to Parque de la Madre to hand out tracts and talk to people. Since I don't speak Spanish very well, I would just walk up to someone, say "Para usted (for you)" and hand them a tract. The Ecuadorian people are so gracious that they rarely say no when something is offered to them. But there was one woman who was fast walking ... read more
2 - Pastor Kleber, Pastor Kevin, Pastor Drew and Roger
3 - Pastor Drew teaching
4 - Pastor Drew teaching

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca August 27th 2015

Today I went to a water park with some of the friends and I met two nice girls named Brooklyn and Mary and there were plenty more friends there. This water park was on the side of a mountain so the view was absolutely incredible! I took a few photos and here they are hope you enjoy! Also, I learned the term for people who are not part of the culture or foreigners and it's gringo! My new common phrase is, "Well, it's Ecuador!" haha.... read more
Brooklyn and I swimming
More swimming

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca August 25th 2015

Sorry I forgot to share these photos I have from my plane rides. Also, I am headed to a water park tomorrow so I will be uploading pictures from that soon!... read more

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca August 22nd 2015

So unfortunately I didn't get to take any pictures of my adventure today but I wanted to let you all know that I walked up this huge hill with my new friend Kaleigh and when we got to the top there was a huge swing where you swing over the side of the huge hill and it was very cool, also there was a small zip line that looked a tad precarious and took a little convincing for me to try but I did it and it was super fun! I do plan on going there again and I will take photos next time! Thanks for your attention guys.... read more

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca August 20th 2015

Wow, I cannot believe that it has been four months since I posted anything on this blog. And there have been so many things happening here. Maybe I can use that as an excuse. So I have a lot to post, over ten events, so I will probably break it down to each month. First of all, continuing in April we had a beautiful full rainbow practically over our house. Then I have pictures of our local street sweepers. They are dedicated young men and women that come through the neighborhood with brooms, dustpans and pushing a trashcan on wheels. No trucks kicking up all the dust and dirt. The color of their uniform changes for some reeason, sometimes it is orange or lime green. I haven't been able to figure out the schedule or reason ... read more

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca August 18th 2015

Some of these photo's are from the bus tour that my grandparents and I took and some are from walking around in Al Centro. Hope you enjoy!... read more

South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca August 13th 2015

My very first blog post I am very excited to have started a blog and I can't wait to share all my cool photos and what-not with all of you! There will be more to come very shortly, just have to get out there and see more first!... read more

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