We have arrived at El Refugio safe and sound. With the exception of our bus showing up late at the church and attempting to cram everyone and our luggage into a bunch of minivans (thanks for everyone’s flexibility by the way), our travel went relatively smooth. Upon arriving here at camp, We were greeted with some warm soup and some fresh bread. The students have settled into their rooms and looking forward to getting a great night of sleep following a long day.
Tomorrow morning, following breakfast we will introduce the students to our devotional focus for our two weeks in Ecuador. We will be exploring what it means to be a follower of Christ from those who originally left everything in their pursuit of Jesus, the Disciples. Our goal is to consider for ourselves the call to follow Christ and to “go all in” in our own faith. Continue to pray of us as we learn together from God’s word and take on the challenge of following Christ with reckless abandon.
I look forward to sharing how God is working and moving among the team.
Following our time of devotions, we will have an orientation to the property and the ministry of El Refugio, followed by some team building exercises. In the afternoon, we will begin our work project. Thanks again for all the prayers and support. I will share more again tomorrow evening and post some pictures form our first day in Ecuador.