Outside the Casa de Mera, Guayaquil, Ecuador (8/10, 6:25 p.m.)

( transcribed entry from 8/10/08, 6:25 p.m. ) After a pancake breakfast (which I cooked!) this morning, we had church service on the soccer field, the highlight of which was a beautiful solo of Amazing Grace, sung by North American teen K. I was also honored to be able to serve communion to about half… Continue reading Outside the Casa de Mera, Guayaquil, Ecuador (8/10, 6:25 p.m.)

Casa de Mera, Guayaquil, Ecuador (8/9, 11:15 p.m.)

( transcribed entry from 08/09/08, 11:15 p.m. ) Beach day was pretty fun-- the best day we've had. There was even some sun, a big improvement over last year. I waded a lot but didn't swim (it was still pretty cold). Treated my family to ice cream and boat rides and lunch, where once again… Continue reading Casa de Mera, Guayaquil, Ecuador (8/9, 11:15 p.m.)

Casa de Mera, Guayaquil, Ecuador (8/8, 11:44 p.m.)

( transcribed entry from 08/08/08, 11:44 p.m. ) Erica worked it out with my family so that they-- well really just Andres-- could go to the banquet last night. The women stayed home with the children, and others were too young to go. The food was great, and Andres gave his characteristic 'ooh' when he… Continue reading Casa de Mera, Guayaquil, Ecuador (8/8, 11:44 p.m.)