Yes, even though it’s raining this morning, I still hand washed some laundry, then loaded our backpacks with water and juice, and our Bibles, and we headed out to the bus station.
While waiting on our bus to go to Kilometro 16, we saw our friend, Romen. He sells candy and his job is to get on the buses and sell to the travellers. A hard job, but he’s grateful to have one. He was working, but we did get to talk with him for a few minutes.
Finally off at 11am, and we arrive at KM 16 later than usual, in about 40 minutes. We get off here to go to Talin. We have service there every Saturday, in the afternoon. To arrive there, though, we must walk for 2 hours from this stop. It’s still raining, but we get to walking anyway. About an hour and 45 minutes into our walk, the rain moves out and we have lovely sunshine the rest of the day. (I’m excited, knowing my clothes on the line back home might actually dry!:-)
Bro. Patricio had bought some lovely handles and locks for the windows, and had put them on, so they looked great, and he also made us a beautiful bulletin board. (You cannot buy them here, one must be made by a carpenter). We plan to hang up photos of the church people on it and activities that go on there, as no one has cameras, so they have no photos of themselves or their families.
Sis. Gladis also brought us a gift, a new broom for the church. She donated it to the church, knowing she was giving it to God. What a great blessing!
We had beautiful prayer before service with everyone and that just lead to a powerful move of God during church time. So great to see them clapping their hands in praise to God, with great big smiles on their faces! They’re so hungry to learn more about the Christian life and so anxious for all God has in store for them!
Our ride came to pick us up at 4:15pm, and we made it back to Puyo a little after 5. I cooked us some rice and lentils and yes, took down the laundry that had dried that day. Charles washed up the dishes for us, and we relaxed the rest of the night, preparing things for Puyupungo church service tomorrow.
It really is a great life we live here!