Day 9 & 10                 New la Familia

We have arrived safely back in the US. 😀

We spent our last day in Quito debriefing for transition and re-entry. Dianna led in this time of deep reflection.

   We then shopped at the Artisan market this afternoon and had an amazing dinner at Mosiaco – great view of all Quito. We are bringing home collectively about 30 lbs of coffee. ☺️🇧🇪   


Thanks for sharing your family with us. Students made new and extended families- we left part of our ❤️ in 🇧🇪.   

Take time to ask these students about their experiences and what God taught them. It was an excellent team! 😄


Day 8 New Life and Love

In clinical, students experienced their first new life being born! They worked in labor and delivery, surgery, ER, and ICU. 

 We met a group of Ecuadorian nursing students at San Francisco who posed for a photo with us and the director of nursing – Lcda Aide Davila. Aide was very helpful navigating clinical placement.

One of our students spent the week working with children at Camp Hope – a daycare for special needs ages 2-34.

 We finished the evening with dinner with the L&L staff. Two students share a few insights from the week in the video below.

 Other photos include some of the Homestay families. Note the snow-capped volcanoes that appeared yesterday. 

 It has been an amazing week with new love for our friends in Ecuador! 



Day 6  Flexibility & Living in the moment 

Today, the students worked in surgery, medical, post-surgical, and ER. Some students attended a hospital inservice for all medical and nursing students. We are learning to appreciate the slower pace that allows us to mirror how Ecuadorians notice and acknowledge everyone they pass. As we discussed Matthew 11: 28-30 in clinical post-conference, noticing allows us to carry one another’s burdens.


Day 4 Homestays, Orphanage, & Worship

Students began their five night stay in area homes Friday night.  


We visited For His Children orphanage on Saturday.   


Nursing faculty attended Dios Es Fiel church with our delightful and attentive Living and Learning hostess, Dianna. Worship was amazing, and we were blessed by the message about being sal y luz del mundo (salt and light to the world). We then enjoyed lunch at the mall with Dianna’s family while watching the World Cup.