All good things must come to an end, including building projects.
Few things say “we’re on a jungle mission trip” more than monkeys and macaws.
Apparently, mission trips are hard work.
The mudslides had carved deep furrows in the earth and the trenches remained; reminders of the fragility of life.
Clouds hung low over the green patchwork mountains as we passed the artificial canyons dug by mudslides in 2001.
When you’ve been waking up at 5:45 all week, 7:30 feels like a luxury.
Morning came with a leisurely delay on the seventh day of our mission trip to Ecuador…
If there’s one thing that construction workers hate worse than a hot sun, it’s rain. As morning dawned in Misahualli on Day 6 of our mission trip to Ecuador, the skies were filled with charcoal clouds and sporadic drips of rain. By breakfast, the inconsistent drizzle had blossomed into a full-blown thunder storm, complete with […]
You know you’re in the jungle when a monkey steals your seat.
As Day 5 of our Ecuador mission trip began, the monkeys were up and ready to go from the break of dawn. Whether playing in the park or running all over the roof of our hostel during breakfast, they made quite a racket but were lots of fun to watch.
They say the best way to learn a language is “cultural immersion”.
If that’s true, then the second day of building in Misahualli was a perfect learning experience for the construction team as they found themselves in what the Ecuadorians call “lodo”.
In English, we call it mud.