i'm going to Ecuador!
i was just looking through pictures on Flickr, and Ecuador is simply stunning. i'm sure i'll be seeing some of the same beauty, and taking pictures too! (...just not of that quality)
i'll be leaving on Tuesday, August 11th, and i'll be traveling with my youngest brother Joey, and a missions team from my church. we're going to Quito (the capital), and Otavalo to teach some conferences, reach children through Vacation Bible Adventures, and fellowship with the local church bodies down there.
i am so excited! i've been to South America before (last summer, actually--Brazil, with my sister, Cecelia), and i had an absolute blast. i'm looking forward to going again, and actually understanding a little more of the language. i picked up the main ideas in conversation while i was in Brazil (they speak Portugeuse), but i've taken several years of Spanish (although i'm rusty), so i think i'll understand a lot more when i go down this time :D
fortunately our whole trip will not just be missions--we're going to spend one or two days seeing some sights and hiking around. i'm so excited to be ministering with such a great team of people (hey guys--you're awesome!), and also to try something new.
well, wish me luck, i'm off to do laundry so i can pack :D hehe, yes, i know, i should be *finished* packing by now. well, i'm a procrastinator!
hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for looking...