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I recently wrapped up my fourth visit to the beautiful country of Ecuador. The day I returned home I washed laundry and left with the family, being home for just over 12 hours. Talk about a whirlwind!

Now that we have returned I am trying frantically to catch up with pictures and other “must-dos” so that we can enjoy the remainder of our summer. In editing my photos I came across this great website for producing your own video slideshows called Animoto. You can make 30 second videos for free, or for only 5 bucks a month, you can make full length videos. I must admit, I am a little addicted. They are super easy to produce and great for any occasion. (thank you, birthday announcements, scrap-booking, etc.)

Here is the one I made about my trip. Enjoy!

Ecuador 2011



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During the second week  the team did very similar work as the first week. During the day we would got to a school and the evening we taught in a community with a smaller group of a family. The second week was slightly different in that we had previously stayed in this community. In fact, this was the community that the team has done the most work in. The kids in the school remembered many of the returning team members and quickly made friends with the ones that were new.On Tuesday we celebrated Children’s Day at the school. It was a great time of celebration with more balloons, face painting, games like Four Square and Soccer. We shared cake together and provided lunch for everyone that was there.  The second week also had a surprise blessing. Because we have done so much work in this school previously, the last three days the school gave us three hours of their time to spend with the children. Because we were thinking we would have an hour, many of us were stretched to fill all the extra time. Many of the team used the time to teach extra Bible stories and English lessons. It was a very fast week, and before we knew it we were giving our final good-byes before heading back home.

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There is no way for me to update all that we have done the last two weeks. So instead of trying to catch up on blogging, laundry, time with the kids, etc., I am going to let my pictures fill in the blanks. For a quick overview, we would go to the school during the day and teach Bible stories and crafts. In the afternoon we spent time int the community and had more Bible story-ing in the evening.

Part of the team. We would usually all meet in this open air hut in the mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Nail polish is a must for any young girl!

While the girls were getting their nails painted the boys were playing a game.

Even the smallest baby wanted her nails painted.

The orange thing is a fuzzy “worm” on a string. The kids loved it. It reminded me of the beautiful caterpillars that had poisonous prickles that were around the community.

The last day of the first week was a celebration time including ballooning, face paints, and more games.

The baby would bathe herself in the river. She also washed her own shirt. It was precious!

The climb up the hill from the river.

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