My Audio Journal Day 1-3: Quito, Ecuador

Well, we made it to Ecuador.

We were stuck in Miami a little longer than we had hoped because–get this–a volcano erupted 90 miles south of Quito, and the ash still lingered in the air. Apparently, that makes air travel difficult. A little different from the states, huh?

Theresa, Phil and Jennifer with Bolivia and 14-year-old Jimmy in the kitchen of their adobe home. Jimmy is one of the children sponsored through Compassion.

Theresa, Phil and Jennifer with Bolivia and 14-year-old Jimmy in the kitchen of their adobe home. Jimmy is one of the children sponsored through Compassion.

You should have heard Dr. Phil and I trying to practice our Spanish on the plane. Hysterical! “Hola,” “Buenos Dias,” “Buenos Tardes!” All Phil wanted to know how to say was, “Where’s the food?” Story of his life, I think.

We were given such a unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by Compassion International to travel down to South America and meet some of their families and sponsored children. These kids are not only being rescued from poverty, but they now have the opportunity to be developed socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

There were so many precious children to play with! Games, songs, outdoor activities…you name it. We even sang, “Happy birthday” to a little boy. He seemed so happy. My heart was so full in that moment. Actually, it’s been pretty full since the first moment I got here!

Phil and I have created an audio journal for y’all to keep up with us as we spend a few more days here. We like to call it our “audio adventures.” Keep up with us as we continue to be blessed by this ministry.

My Audio Journal Day 1-3: Quito, Ecuador

 
You can find part 2 of my audio journal here.

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