Posts made in July, 2012

One Beautiful Celebration

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, Ecuador 2012 | 2 comments

Everything changed on Sunday at 10:00 am.  With five bottles of beuatiful water, we went back to work and began preparations for the Celebration which started at 12:00 noon. A large crowd showed up from all over the place.  People from Gonpueana (possible future site), UNACH (the university), and the little girl on the Burrow. The celebration was awesome.  In Quichua, of course.  I think all of our hearts were touched and changed forever. At the end of the celebration, Promesa Divina awarded us honorary Triabal Ponchos. And, of course, we finished our Agua Viva Banner, handed painted by 11...

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First Problem

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, Ecuador 2012 | Comments Off on First Problem

Well, on Saturday, the Install Team went to Promesa Divina and attempted to start bottling. It was one big surprize when the water came out dirty and milky looking. We all started panicing and we put the greatest minds together, trying to figure this thing out to no avail. The Install Team, now just Curt, Brian, and I, and the Ecuadorians stayed until 11:00 pm, and we could NOT get that water to clear up. We were very discouraged. One of the Ecuadorians said it would never work and said our work was for nothing. A lot of prayers were said Saturday. We called Jeff Rommel and he got things...

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Climbing Chimborazo

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Blog, Ecuador 2012 | Comments Off on Climbing Chimborazo

While the rest of the team was busy with some last minute details, George Wuertz took Brian Seabaugh, Daryl Taylor, and Dale Bain on a mountain climbing expedition up Volcanoe Chimborazo, the largest active volcano in the world. While climbing, they met some cute and  peculiar friends:  the Pequenas.

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Making New Friends

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Blog, Ecuador 2012 | 1 comment

Wednesday night the Agua Viva Team worked until 10:00 pm (no dinner tonight) finishing up a few difficult details of the water system. It is now ready for leak testing. It was a huge last minute push and the Ecuadorians stayed by our side to last minute. Since there was no education on Wednesday, Raquel Poz Diaz and Mario and I, headed up to Pallatonga about 1-1/2 hour away all the way down to 7,500 feet elevation. The people there live in desperate conditions among an abundance of Mora (red berries) and frijoles (bean crops). I think what they need most is Health Education and Evangelism....

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Tuesday Evening

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Blog, Ecuador 2012 | Comments Off on Tuesday Evening

Today was a wonderful experience.  We are extremely busy, but we managed to make more and more friends. In our Adult Education class, we all took turns looking at parasites with a microscope.  Great fun !!! The water team made good progress, too.  It takes quite a team effort....

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