Friday, July 1, 2011

Hola from Macas!

What a blessing to finally be in Macas! I'm so thankful for all your prayers during my two days of travel. I really felt them. I arrived in Quito late Tuesday night and was so glad to see the Nichols family there to pick me up! I flew into Macas Wednesday afternoon with two other girls, Sarah and Karina. This is the (tiny) plane we took from Quito to Macas. I was glad to have their company!

I am staying at Robin and Wendy Gutierrez's house for a few days until some other girls move out of the guest house, which makes for an easier transition. I'm enjoying helping/watching Wendy cook and learning how to get around in Macas!
Last night, we went 45 minutes out of the city to another town to pick mandarine oranges, lemons, and papayas at a friend's house! What a fun adventure! This is the house we went to, but unfortunately I was so busy picking (and eating) fruit that I didn't take any pictures! :)

We are preparing for two weeks of Summer School/VBS beginning week after next, so I'm enjoying writing lesson plans and decorating rooms with the other girls here! Please pray that the children that attend will be hungry for God's love and see it through our teaching, attitudes, and actions. Pray that the teachers would make wise decisions and overflow with The Lord's love and joy!

The view from my window :)

Love to you!


  1. what a glorious view!! God is so good!!

  2. Ah! Laura, I am so happy you are finally there! I know you are going to be an incredible teacher, and I can't wait to read about all your adventures!