Greetings from the Teen Missions Base in Latacunga, Ecuador! Sorry we were not able to send an immediate update. The Base was without internet when we arrived but is now up and running! We are situated on a mountain 10,000 feet up and have some breathtaking views around us. It’s a beautiful location. Our trip here went extremely smooth considering we were carrying about 31 bags and transporting 20 people from the U.S. to Ecuador. We praise the Lord for his safety and protection as we traveled. We arrived early Tuesday morning about 3:30 am local time. We’re an hour behind, so jet lag wasn’t really a problem. Just the late hour! We’d been up about 20 hours by the time we arrived. Jessica Jones, an intern at the Base, provided us with a nice hot breakfast, so we appreciated that! Tuesday was basically spent in recovery mode. We were able to help with an afternoon children’s program on Wednesday and did our presentation for the 25 or so children that came to the TMI Base. All of the team thoroughly enjoyed playing with the Ecuadorian children and sharing Jesus through their puppets, drama, and music! We’ve been doing odd jobs around the base also to prepare for an upcoming Boot Camp. Yesterday they helped put up Jacob’s ladder, part of the Obstacle Course. Just a half hour ago, the team, along with Jessica, headed to Mt Cotapaxi. They will be setting up camp with tents and equipment and plan to spend four days there, hiking and presenting the Gospel to the tourists and refugees at a camp. The weather has been chilly and we’ve had some misty rains on and off, but a merchant from a local market came on Tuesday and the kids and leaders were able to purchase alpaca jackets, blankets, mittens, etc, to ward off the cold. We got some fabulous deals! It is winter here in Latacunga! Today is Nathanael Palmer’s birthday and we just want his parents to know we sang him a fun birthday song this morning! Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to serve together in Ecuador!