In Ecuador, I have had some fun times along with other times if growth. I feel closer to God through the daily devotions in the morning. He has showed me things I really need to work on- like not being distracted by the world’s desires but focusing on Christ. I shared in devotions tonight from Hebrews 12. We are like runners in a race, headed for the finish line. It says to throw off the sin that can distract us from our real purpose, fixing our eyes on Jesus. When I start to get distracted, I read His word, which comforts me and shows me the way back to Him. I always find that God shows me things I remember for the rest of my life through Teen Missions’ trips. Bekah S.
I can’t believe our time here is almost over! It has been such an incredible experience here! I would have to say that my favorite part has been that several mornings we have been able to go on amazing nature hikes down by the river on the property. There are quite a few small water falls along the river and one big one. It is so inspiring to see all the amazing things God has created. The only hard part of the hikes is trying to climb strait up the mountain to make it back in time for breakfast. The altitude has definitely taken its toll on us during those hikes and trying to get around the base. The view of the mountains from here is really amazing. I find it very neat to be able to get up every morning and see all the mountains around. I have definitely enjoyed our time here and I have loved growing so close to all my wonderful team members and my awesome leaders. It is such a bittersweet feeling. I do really miss my family and friends, but I know it will be very hard to leave all the amazing friends I have made this summer. Above all, I thank God for giving me this amazing experience and everybody else who has helped me get here this summer. Amber F.