|The Praise leaders Juana and Iles|
|This is where the glass will be installed|
|The 4 cyclinder Toyota and Pastor Jose|
|Iles at the Hotel|
|The ladies choir|
|Our group with our beautiful embroidered gifts|
|Sonya and me|
I have to admit it makes you think about life and what you put importance on when you see people who have so little but are still so happy. I just want to help them more, give them more and most importantly help them know that Jesus loves them as much as everyone else. These people up in the mountains are isolated and still discriminated against.
|Iles enjoying her ice cream|
During our visits to Quislag we gave away candy, shoes, socks, soccer balls and other clothing items. It's amazing how thankful each of the villagers is for the gifts and the visits. Each time we leave they ask us to come back and again and not to forget them. Pedro says they are so worried we won't come back because most people don't care about them.
|Maria and Victoria at a river crossing|
It is so encouraging to see the church building being finished and the church leadership falling into place. Pedro and Highland Ministries efforts are making a big difference in the lives of the villagers and more importantly their eternal destiny. I have been so blessed to have been a part of this trip even thought I don’t think I did much. I tried to spend time with the children and encourage them to lead. It was amazing how kids who never get candy would share their candy with me and only take one peice. I had 25 testaments to give out and the kids were almost fighting to get them. I wish I would have brought more.
|12,000ft in the Andees no snow, no bugs, and perfect weather|
Ecuador is a beautiful county with warm and friendly people. It is different than America but still a great place to live. The mountain villagers live a life of hard work and rough living conditions but they are happy and seem to have strong families. Letting them know that God loves them and he has sent other Christians to help them will help reach them for Christ.