And the next day, I led a group of friends to the top of Rucu Pichincha. The last day of my summer vacation was the same as my first, the summit of Rucu!
I decided to make some Pan de Jamón (Venezuelan ham bread) to welcome Gaby and Marcus back the next day.
On August 29, Gaby, Marcus and Thea all made it back to Quito. Boy were we happy to see them again!
With some help from all of our family, room E101 was once again ready for new second graders.
The weekend before the kids came back to school our family traveled to the coast again for Impacto Mundial's Mobilizers Seminar. It was a great time of training and connecting with about 150 other Ecuadorian preparing for global outreach.
September 4 was the first day of school for our family. Marcus is now in 8th grade and Gaby is a sophmore!
And I'm the proud leader of 18 wonderful second graders!
On Saturday September 9 we celebrated Naty's birthday by going with several friends to Nono.
We facilitated a discovery Bible study centered on hope.
Marcus and Gaby were glad to get back on the horses again, even in the rain!
At our first staff meeting of the year, my new colleague Miss Oliver and I each received awards. She was given the spiritual formation award and I was granted the leadership award. What a great way to start the year!
This past week Naty hosted and facilitated two different missions workshops led by a missions mobilizer from Costa Rica. We are hoping these gatherings can lead to getting more mobilizers together for Impacto Mundial Quito.
It's been a crazy ride for the past few months. Even with all the extra hours at work, it feels good to be back in a routine again.