Irene with the boys!
Phelix loves to swing, but he is about to fall asleep here, he was so relaxed!
Phisher, mr ton of FUN!!
These photographs tell the story of eight young men who came together to serve God's people in Ecuador. It is a story only HE could have written . . . about friendships and working together as a team for His glory alone. It is a story that embraces other cultures and circumstances very different from the norm for these young men. It is about how the first become last and the last become first. . . a story about the love for all of His people. Praise the Lord for the work that was done in and through these young men! They will never be the same. . . on a mission to teach and serve. . . coming home feeling that, we went to serve them, why do we feel so full? That is the "gift" the Lord gives to us when we come along side of Him and are the hands and feet of Jesus.
Here is the final video of the mission trip to Ecuador. Parker is home, we are happy but he could have stayed serving the people of Ecuador. He fell in love with the beauty of the country. He really liked how green and lush it is! He made lasting friendships with those he served with and tells us new stories daily of the fun memories! We are so thankful to his counselors from Kanakuk Kamp that have invested in our son and his relationship with the Lord. As a parent it just doesn't get any better than this. . . watching your child grow in relationship with Jesus and serve others passionately!
Well...we are having a blast here in Ecuador. Today was our first full day here and it was packed full of sun, kids, paint, Jesus, volcanos, and guacamole. We spent most of our day at the Carpungo school where we played with the kids. After lunch, we found ourselves doing a little painting around the school to help them out. The sun was out and shining so the sunscreen was in full effect today. After leaving the school, we headed to the mountains and took a gondola to the top of an active volcano. It was a really fun experience with incredible views...not to mention cool temperatures at 14,000 feet. We capped off the day with an authentic Ecuadorian meal. We were hungry and ready for bed. Here is a video recap of the day...
This is the video of Brian Keith Daniel painting at our Celebrate Hope event February 27, 2010. The lady singing, Robyn Hosp, wrote this song for this painting at our event. We were blessed with so many talented worship artist who donated their time and talents to support Heart for Africa's first orphanage on Project Canaan. ENJOY!