Sunday, June 24, 2012


So I've been reading through the Psalms and I noticed a few things. In Psalm 107 there was four different scenarios (hunger and thirst, difficult work, death, fright/shipwreck). In each of those scenarios, the Lord delivers them and then it says (each time): Oh, that these men would praise the Lord for his lovingkindness and for all His wonderful deeds.

Then at the beginning of Psalm 118 it says, let them praise the Lord with these words: His lovingkindness is forever.

And in Psalm 136 at the end of each of the 26 verses, it says: for His lovingkindness continues forever.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Amazing Race

So I am in Peru and for the summer, and more interns come down to help out with all the teams that we have. This year, 12 interns came down for the summer. 6 for Peru and 6 for Ecuador. And for ‘initiation’ we have this thing called “The Amazing Race” [which is not to be confused with “The World Race,” which I just went on last year]
Here is out team -> 

The Amazing Race was 10 days long and each day we were with different interns, so that we could get to know each other. So the race was based on individual points, added up at the end of the day, according on what place you can in that day.

We were in Peru for the first two day and did all types of activities and then went all around Ecuador to do crazy amounts of activities.

we surfed: 

on water AND sand ;) 

we did a lot of crazy activities that were so amazing! ate silly things, like chicken feet, cow stomach, chicha (everyone chews a mouthful of yucca and then spits it into a bowl and then drinks it), wild boar, palm beetles, and so many other things! we harvested and packaged bananas (that might be at your local supermarket right now! haha) like, we did SO MANY things :) 

 this was the "Leap of Faith" which was so LEGIT! loved it!!!

 and it all comes back to prayer and thanking God for allowing us to do such an amazing job and for keeping us all safe! what a great experience and time to bond with my newest family :D

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Missions School

Jungle village #4 – Huaticocha
This was the place where I spent the majority of my time in Ecuador. We built this structure! (starting in the top left and going clockwise). This is the boys dorm building. There is going to be a girls dorm, directors home, school, and church, and prayer hut built in the future, so there is still a lot of work going to be done! This is a Missions Training School, which is for the people in the jungle to attend for two years. Then, once they graduate, they will be sent BACK into the jungle (to unreached people groups and tribes) and start churches!! This is such an amazing dream that is happening here!
In the back part of the property is a place where they will have a HUGE garden, which will provide food for the students. We took machetes through the whole area to chop down the high grass. You need to do it about every month and a half and SNAP, it was a LOT of work, but so much fun! I love chopping down huge things in the jungle!  
 Here is a video about the Missions School: