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11013-Ecuador11013-Ecuador11013-Ecuador11013-Ecuador11013-EcuadorOur last full week in Ecuador is coming to an end. This time next week we will be preparing to leave for our trip to the Equator, followed by a ride to the airport in Quito for our flight back to Florida. It is hard to believe how fast time is flying, and the team has been working very hard and enjoying our time here.

This week, we continued laying bricks for the second story of the apartment and we have ordered the material for the roof. Lord willing, we’ll be putting a roof on the apartment next week. We enjoyed a trip to Banos on Wednesday. We were able to enjoy a open-air bus tour and see some beautiful sites around the Andes Mountains. Most of us enjoyed taking a ride on a couple of cable cars, and we later went shopping for souvenirs. We made it back safely to the base around 9pm on Wednesday night. Saturday, we are planning on taking a trip to Latacunga and do some evangelism at the park, and we’ll also be going back to town for church on Sunday.

The Ecuador Boot Camp is taking place right now, and some of our team members are helping judge their Obstacle Course, which is nice for them after doing it for themselves in Florida. The weather has been cold and rainy lately. It will be a big change for us when we step out of the Orlando airport next Saturday with our Alpaca coats on and feel the Florida heat.

Health wise, everyone is doing well. Our team has been blessed this summer, and we are so thankful to what the Lord is doing in each of the team members’ lives. Thank you again for all your prayers.

Below is a brief testimony from Jeremy Jeong:

“The first day at boot camp was horrible. Being homesick from minute one and swatting mosquitoes, I thought there was no place worse than the Lord’s Boot Camp. But, as the week went on and I met my teammates and we went through the O.C. together, I felt better, missing my home less and feeling new strength in me. I enjoyed the sermons and rallies. I learned more about God and enjoyed having devotions. I learned various skills such as brick laying, steel tying and more. When I came to Ecuador, I was happy because I knew I was serving God and also helping out other people. Every time we evangelize I am happy to see smiles on people’s faces and I really enjoy myself. I am glad that I came to TMI. Although it was a surprise form my parents, I am glad I came.”

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10 Comments

  1. Great pictures. Can’t wait till they get back so we can hear about what the Lord has done in their lives.

  2. What a testimony ya’ll will have. The cable car looked very scary. Very very scary. How far were you up there? Can’t wait to see you guys.

  3. I am praying for you all! I can’t wait to hear all about your trip and how God worked in your lives! Have a wondeful last week, and a safe trip home!

  4. Wow! Time is passing so quickly! Love seeing the pictures! Can’t wait til y’all get back so we can hear all about the summer!

  5. Ashleigh Knowlton

    Wonderful pictures! Great to see what God is doing through Team Ecuador!

  6. Bobbye S. Evans

    So good to see how the Lord is using you in Ecuador! Great to see the pictures! Love you and God bless.

  7. Isn’t God awesome. Praising God for his wonderful blessings on Ecuador Team.

  8. Its such a blessing to hear about all the great things the Lord is doing in team Ecuador! Love the pics , its great to see a pic of Kristen , Mary and Annabelle! Cant wait til they getback and here all the great stories and everything that the Lord has done in their lives! God Bless You all, and will be praying for a safe trip back to Flordia : )

  9. God Bless You All!! I am glad you all were able to go and help the people their. Have a safe trip home. God be with all of you. You are a blessing to all young people everywhere. Stay safe and be happy. Love to you all.

  10. Pictures are beautiful!! Praying for all of you as you complete your mission and prepare to come home. By the updates, pictures, and testimonies, it is obvious this opportunity proved to be an awesome experience for you and for God’s kingdom!! You all have our continued love and prayers.

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