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The First Day: Camp!

It’s the first day of camp! I am flooded with so many memories from last year! A grassy field surrounded by concrete huts.  Bible Verses and songs in Spanish. Cold showers and lots of bug spray.  [...]

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“Little Things”

“Azul esta aqui! AZUL! AZUL! AZUL!” So goes the chant that I love to hear every morning, noon, and night. Camp has been one of the most amazing experiences that I have ever had. From the busy [...]

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Happy birthday!

Maggie’s blog for July 30 2013 It’s my birthday!!!!! This is the third birthday I have celebrated in Ecuador. I love this country! I was so excited because this is the first time in [...]

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[07.23 – Tuesday] Divide & Conquer

Today after breakfast part of the team headed to the orphanage to hang out with the kids while Katelynn & I stayed at the Terrells to pack for the jungle. We did lots of food prep – cooked [...]

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Game-time!

This morning we had to wake up bright and early again in order to head to Luz y Libertad and teach the children. Breakfast once again consisted of bread, fried eggs, and coffee before we [...]

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{Sonrisa:Smile}

He wouldn’t come in. He stayed behind that big gate. But he still wanted to see. When I took the first photo of him, he was serious. But when I showed him that photo he couldn’t help [...]

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{Sweet Conversations}

Today our team visited Hogar Nuestra Señora de Loreto, an orphanage in Esmeraldas. The trip was unexpected and originally planned for Friday. Although being last minute, it ended up being a huge [...]

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Highlight: Gaining Strength

My highlight from this week was on Thursday morning when we went to the orphanage.  I was exhausted and asked God for some strength for the day.  When we pulled up, I was paired up with two boys [...]