Bolivia - Final post in country
BOLIVIA TEAM BLOG FRIDAY JULY 14
More than likely, as you read this we will already be on our trip home. We reluctantly take off from Cochabamba at 7am after leaving the Guest House at 5am. Then after a 4 hour lay over in Santa Cruze, Bolivia, we will be on a COPA flight to Panama City, 2 hours there, then our 5 hour flight back to IAD. It will be a long day, but filled with many special memories and I’m sure some sleeping on the flights.
Today we did a tour of areas around the city, and then visited a state park in the hills east of town. Here we enjoyed a picnic of Saltinias(sp) a traditional Bolivian baked bread stuffed with a sweet meat, egg, and vegetable mixture. Very good to eat, I might add.
After lunch we hiked up the hills, (at over 10,000’) along a gorgeous river canyon to the water fall that fed into it from the high mountains. The pictures don’t do it justice, but you’ll enjoy them.
Back at the house, we helped the Holman’s with a project, then had another traditional meal called “pia.” We’ve spent the evening getting packed up and then used our evening to recount our special memories of the week, and the many times we experienced the hand of God on our lives. We also had some bitter sweet moments of saying “Thank you” and “good bye” to our friends who served us; Jenny, Daniel, Juan Pablo, and of course Joe and Denise Holman.
We can’t wait to see all of you, our families and friends, and tell you not just about all we experienced, but how what we experienced here in Bolivia has impacted and changed us.
This has been a great trip, with so much we were able to accomplish, and this team has given there all everyday. We are tired, but it’s the good kind of tired, from having given ourselves to the Lord’s service.
We give Jesus all our thanks and all the glory. He has indeed done, “immeasurably more than we could ask or think”…”To Him be the Glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen”. (Eph 3:20-21)
See you soon, All our love and prayers for you,
For the team, Mark