Wednesday, September 16, 2015

#teamagua2015: Carapungo

"It may take place in a foreign land, or it may take place in your backyard, but I believe we were each created to change the world for someone. To serve someone. To love the way Christ first loved us, to spread His light." {Katie Davis}

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon of our first week, right after lunch we drove to a suburb of Quito called Carapungo. It was a poorer area and some of the kids' stories were so sad. One little boy got hurt while we were playing a game, and while Liz was taking care of him, we noticed that he had bruises all up and down his legs. He said his dad beat him every night. Another little boy, who was only 3 or 4 was using such bad language we almost had to tell him he couldn't come back. His mom told us that his dad is an alcoholic and she works all day, so the little boy picks up the language from the time he spends out on the streets. Although we only worked with them for three afternoons, the kids in Carapungo made an impact on all of us. I'll pretty much just let the pictures speak for themselves.

There were only four groups of kids in Carapungo, but we still had five groups of helpers, so one of our groups was always praying. Oh, and the light and the shadows and the green walls? Amazing.

Luis did such an incredible job of translating for our game team 

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