Hola from La Concordia! (Ecuador Teen)

Hola from La Concordia!
We arrived a little after 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. We spent the night at a seminary near Quito, and then got up to a delicious breakfast of fresh raspberry and blackberry juice, rolls, eggs, jelly, and hot coffee and hot chocolate. We loaded our bags onto our bus after breakfast, and headed to the equator! We spent several hours exploring the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (City at the Middle of the World), taking pictures, and purchasing ponchos and other things at the little shops around the area. Unfortunately, our internet isn’t strong enough to send pictures, but you’ll love seeing them when we get home! We enjoyed a picnic lunch of sandwiches, chips, and fresh fruit while at the equator. Then we hopped back on our bus and headed out to the Teen Missions property in La Concordia. When we got here, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the Preteen team and Teen Missions staff had set up our tents for us, AND they made us dinner! Miss Shawna on the Preteen team made us a delicious supper of spaghetti, homemade rolls, green beans, and cake. After all the traveling we did, we went to bed early and slept sooooo well! We got up on Thursday and got ourselves settled, and then we started the work. We are working on digging the hole for the septic tank here, which should be done today. We are also laying block for the BMW building on the property here, and this team LOVES laying block!
Today we wrote letters to parents, which will be sent as soon as we can get to the post office in Santo Domingo, a 45 minute drive away.
This week, we are planning to continue the work project, and getting into a rhythm in the kitchen. These kids eat a frightening amount of food! Haha! We are learning how to get them full and how to use the field oven well. It’s quite a learning curve for me (Leah), but I’m getting there!
Your sweet kids are such a joy! We love getting to know them and hearing their hearts. We will include more notes from them in our next report!
Note: We will be adding Preteen and Teen pictures since they are at the site together.

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