The day started for our team early – 2:30am to be precise. We were picked up at our hotel in Quito and driven back the the airport for a short flight to Manta – closer to the coast. From there, a one and a half hour bus ride got us to Santa Ana in time for breakfast!!
Shorty thereafter the tears started when many of the children sponsored by Rock Church and individual team members arrived for games, fun and a meal. It is difficult to put into words what it feels like to meet face to face with a child you have sponsored. It is sort of like meeting a family member again after a long separation.
When we finally had to say “Goodbye”, the emotions began afresh.
We ended our day with a dinner with our new Word Vision friends in Puerto Viejo. And we’ve only just started.