Nurses in Quito – the day we crossed the line

This morning we visited a place called Camp Hope. This organization focuses on helping both children and adults with disabilities. It currently houses 48 people with ages ranging from 2 to 30 years old. They are cared for through physical & occupational therapy, education, arts & crafts, as well as a small job to work! I loved getting to see Camp Hope and the beautiful work that is being done there. As we walked through, chatted with a few of them, and saw their beautiful smiles, God once again reminded me of the sanctity of life and how beautiful His children. – Audrey

Today we also visited the crater at Pululahua (poo-loo-lawgwa). In my mind, I was picturing a hole at the top of a mountain filled with rocks (beautiful ones, of course). Instead, we found a gorgeous crater overflowing with greenery and surrounded by mountain peaks. There were local farms, steep ridges, clouds rolling over the mountains, and a beautiful overlook where you could take it all in. It was yet another demonstration of how when we think we have it all figured out, God loves to surprise us.

“For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” Psalms‬ ‭95:3-6 – Bethany W

Ciudad Mitad del Mundo

We visited Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World) in Pichincha, Ecuador. We toured inside the monument and learned about it’s history. The view from the top of the monument is breathtaking, and there are stunning mountains visible in every direction. After we viewed the vastness of God’s creation, we visited different museums, local shops, and enjoyed coffee together! We also made sure to stand on both sides of the equator while we were there. Overall, we enjoyed our experience at 0° 0’ 0”! – Bethany A and Casey

We also enjoyed a traditional lunch with a sample of guinea pig.

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