Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ecuador Day 2

Day 2

After waking up at about 9, me and my dad proceeded down to a fabulous buffet breakfast where there were about a million different kinds of juice including orange, strawberry, mango, pineapple and blackberry. We then headed out on the bus to a children's center where we got fed a wonderful meal of ecuadorian food including chicken, potatoes, corn and veggies. We then went on a home visit, we visited a mother and her two kids, Christian and Fanny. Sadly the father is no longer around which is the case in many families there. The house was only two rooms with cement floors and walls and a plastic ceiling to prevent leaks. It was very hard to see the family living in such poverty but it was a blessing to see Christian telling us how happy he was to have us in his home.

We then headed back to the project and spent time hanging out with the kids there which was sooooo much fun! We went to the church across the road and a little girl named Karin claimed my lap. Another little girl Jessica also grabbed my hand and followed me around for the rest of the time.

Me and Karin

Me and Jessica

The second day was really cool and it was fun to communicate with these kids despite the language barrier. (I speak absolutely no spanish) The funny thing is that since I took a year of french, I actually started counting in French and the little girls started laughing at me! Nothing like little kids to keep you humble! It was a blessing to represent these kids sponsors who couldn't be there and still receive so much love from them.

More of the trip to come!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's so fun to read about your trip Lily! It sounds like you had a great time! I look forward to reading more.