On our way back to Fuente de Vida to hike the mountain, we passed a truck being carried by another truck. Strangest thing I saw while there for sure.
Once we arrived at Fuente de Vida we were met by Pastor Mario, two guides, one of the guides son and a dog. Abby and Josh didn’t think we needed a guide at first but once we started hiking and they started to use a machete to clear our path it became obvious we need a little assistance.
Half way up the mountain there is a cave that we decided to stop at and check out. When I say check out, I mean I gave JP my camera and let him take some pictures. Once you view below you will see why I was happy I stayed outside.
Yes those are coach roaches just hanging out…..YUCK!
Samuel the most precious little guy ever!
The views were stunning and the peacefulness of it all was breathtaking.
That moment when you do something kind of stupid like make a face and the camera snaps just in time.
Josh found an old mortar while hiking down the mountain.
After we stopped and left the mortar back on the trail (most of us were a little scared it would go off and I wasn’t quite ready to blown up just yet. But don’t worry right after leaving the spot where the mortar was dropped off, I slipped and fell creating this awesome scrape. Best news……I didn’t even cry (if you don’t me, that is a seriously big deal for me)!!
Overall this trip was one for the books. I enjoyed getting to see the future site of Fuente de Vida, to see how others live and work and to meet such friendly and welcoming people.
Come back tomorrow for some super exciting news!
Did I ever mention I have a hard time deciding between pictures. Some people post three images and tell you all about their trip, others post twelve pictures and tell minimal about their trip; I post a hundred pictures and tell you every. single. detail. of my trip. So on that note let me pick up where I left off at ……
After looking around the Fuente de Vida property we headed back to our house. We did stop in at a local store and as I looked around at the housing I realized how lucky I am to have such a nice, comfortable and sturdy house to live in.
After our day long adventures it was clearly time for a nap.
This is a view from Pastor Mario’s church on the third floor. The first floor is where Sunday School and Preaching take place and the second floor is for kids Sunday School and church. The third floor was started but has yet to be completed.
The goal is to finish the third floor and make it into dorms for future mission trip volunteers to stay in. One side being for females and one side being for males and a bathroom at each end.
After a nap and exploring Mario’s church we went into town to be real tourists for a little bit.
I should be wrapping this trip up next Monday or Tuesday. Tomorrow I am back to regularly scheduled “Friday Fancies” and boy are there some good links on my list