March 10, 2013

Day 4 - Vamos Chicos!

Guido 2013 HANDS Team:

After a late night of much laughter (we played an intense game of Spoons!), we woke up to a filling, delicious pancake breakfast and left for church at 9am...our first expierence in a Spanish/English service! It was a quick 10minute drive into the city and the church was filled with people and singing once we got there.

We sang a few songs then Celine and Mr. Wanders went to the front to introduce the group to the congregation. They talked about why we're here and who we're with, then all 14 of us sang to them Humble Thyself and Our God is an Awesome God in english :) We listened to the sermon, sang a bit more and then greeted the people afterwards; overall a 2hr service. 

Since it was a very beatiful, sunny (and hot!) day we decided to relax and sit in the sun. A few of the kids here at the ministry center, such as Davide and Junior, decided to join us... although most of us ended up chasing them around, with Calvin getting "beaten up" by the kids.

After a few hours of sun-tanning we decided to go sight-seeing! The place we went to was a common touritst-attraction and we ended up feeding the pigeons and exploring inside the various buildings. We saw a lot of familiar restaurants such as Hard Rock Cafe and McDonalds. We were even stopped by a few Dominicans who were challenged by their school to interview a few english-speaking people. After some fun discussion, we continued on with Victor (our EduDeo leader who would yell vamos chicos meaning c'mon everyone) treating us all to ice cream! :) we walked around a bit more then headed back to the Ministry Center for dinner. 

Tonight we plan on playing more games and doing our daily devo's! The night is warm and beautiful and its a great to sit and relax in the courtyard, playing with the kids or reading a book. 

Thanks be to God for another wonderful day! 
p.s. thank you for all your comments, we enjoy reading them! :) 


Mar 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Thanks for the fabulous updates on the blog -- our whole family is enjoying them. Today, in southern Ontario, was quite mild; at 9pm, it is still 10 degrees c. Hopefully Calvin is recovering from his wounds; perhaps your medical person can attend to him. -- The DeJongs

Mar 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Hello Deddy!!! (: And Dan ahaha. And Lauris of course. ;) And everyone else there. Hope you are having a woooonderful time!! Tan lots, work hard, be brave, love you!

Mar 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Love reading your updates and seeing the pictures. Stay safe and may God bless your work tomorrow.

Mar 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Hey everyone! Sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for the daily updates & pictures. Have a good nights sleep and hope all goes well tomorrow!

Mar 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Love it - game of Spoons, hopefully it was not "Werkman" Style of extreme spoons, otherwise there could be students requiring medical attention. Thanks for the updates and photos.

Mar 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Sounds like you are all having a great time. Keep up the good work

Mar 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm

It looks like all is going well, hopefully the fish that Bryan and Owen caught feed the whole clan.

May your time there be enlightening and helpful for our brother and sisters in Christ.

Owen you must have been one of those sleeping on the roof, we all know you can fall asleep anywhere.

Mar 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Sounds like you guys are having quite the time over there! It's really neat to see what you guys are up to on a daily basis. Make sure you fit in some working time ;) Laurrisa the fam jam says hi!:) Our prayers continue for you all. Have a good couples day!!

Ingrid & Steph
Mar 11, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Hi everyone,

It's so neat hearing your stories, and seeing the photos of all of you working, sightseeing, spending time with the kids, etc. Now it's back to work again. Enjoy it, and have a great week!

Give Celine a hug from us :)

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