Monday, October 10, 2011
Just to give you a glimpse of the day to day experiences in Macas, I took my camera around "town" Saturday to capture some of the city views!
This was the beautiful sunrise view sitting on my bed looking out my windows one morning...This is one of my favorite times of the day...spending time in The Lord with such a majestic sunrise, different every morning!
Down the street from our apartment- houses with drying laundry is a quite common sight.
The top of this small mountain is where I hiked a few months ago to see the beautiful views of the entire city of Macas.
My favorite fruit and veggie store, owned by a precious little lady who teaches me a lot every time I visit her!
My grocery store
Where you might want to buy live chickens...if you're into that kind of thing. I prefer mine to be frozen. :)
Small fruits and veggies market to the left, and the Super Tia Grocery store on the right. They have frozen chicken!! But just look at that sky!
The verse we are memorizing in all my classes this month is 1 Thes. 5:17 "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
There is always, always, always something to be thankful for, no matter what the situation!
Be always joyful!
Much love to you from Macas!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Baking cookies! A few weeks ago, some of the high school girls came over to our apt to bake cookies! Alyssa, our chef, taught us all (or some) of her secrets!
This is Diana, one of my roommates! She is from Cuenca, a city 5 hours away from Macas and speaks only a little English! I've been giving English lessons to her at night- we end up talking from the heart, which is great practice and great encouragement as well!
The City is doing LOTS of water pipes work around town--for many months! This week, they've been outside our apartment, which makes for some noisy mornings!
This is our church service! Columna de Verdad- Column of Truth. This is the gym of the school during the week, but on Sundays, this is church! We have one worship service at 10am which lasts a little over 2 hours. After the worship time, all the children go to Sunday school while the grown-ups stay for the sermon with Pastor Domingo (Spanish for "Sunday") how appropriate! :)
After church last week, we went out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants, Don Vichi, and had a delicious meal for $2.50, which is on the high-end in Macas! This is roasted chicken, "salad," a maduro (a very ripe banana roasted on the grill- delicious!) and of course, a huge helping of rice. It's just not a meal without rice. :)
Andrea got the Tilipia Fritada.
This is Unidad Educativa Cristiana Emanuel, or Emanuel Christian School (UECE), where I am teaching! Lots of life and love here! Pray for The Lord to work in the hearts here.
This is Teacher Miryam, and also Roommate Miryam! She is from Ecuador and speaks 4 languages! I am loving having her company at the apartment and at school! She is teaching all the advanced English students and is a busy lady!
Guess what I found. Well, amiga Andrea found it at the market, knowing I'd been dying for one. A Sweet Potato!! Look how beautiful! It was bright, barney purple color! on the outside too! Tasted pretty much like an orange sweet potato. Thank you Lord for comfort foods from home with a beautiful, new twist! Isn't He creative!?
Pray for our students and teachers at UECE that Christ would be glorified daily.
Thank you for your prayers and encouragement!
Love to you from Macas!