"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this; to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
~James 1:27

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sundays in Ecuador

Sunday has been such a nice and relaxing day! Our team was privileged to be a part of the first church service that the McKeen’s have had in La Borja. They have been having a Wednesday night Bible study, but this was their first Sunday service. There was a small group of 5 Ecuadorians plus our team. It was such a special time singing songs and worshiping God with people from half way around the world! It is amazing when we think how our lives can be so different from these people, but we still worship the same God! In the afternoon, after church we were able to play basketball in the park as a team and then with some of the local kids.

A hilarious game of basketball!
 When you are playing games with the kids, you don’t need to know any Spanish.

Brie, Me, and Janelly

A smile and a laugh are good enough.

Naida and friends
Adorable Esteban

 Later in the day we took a very adventurous walk into some of the unknown parts of Borja. We saw a graveyard, a snake, some birds, and lots and lots of cows. There are cows everywhere on the back roads in Borja.

Cows grazing in the hills of of Borja.
Tonight we have had the pleasure of having John and Patty, 2 Ecuadorians, come to the house in Borja. They are going to be with us this week helping in VBS. That is going to be a huge help to us and such an addition to the VBS program. We have known John for the last couple of years so the trip veterans are excited to see him again. Pray for our team and the Ecuadorians helping us as Vacation Bible School starts tomorrow!!

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