|At La Mosaica, a restaurant with a spectacular view of Quito|
Throughout the their time here, we not only took some touristy trips, but almost every day we met up with some of my friends or co-workers here. I was so happy to introduce my family to the people I have spent my time with and who have taken care of me here. And my mom and grandma were so gracious and polite despite the language barrier.
|Eating Columbian food with my friends from Columbia and Nigeria|
The Sunday they visited my church in Romerillos, Pastora Blanca preached on the verse in 2 Timothy 1:5 that refers to the faith that Paul saw in Timothy but came from his grandmother Lois and mother Eunice. It touched me that she used that verse, as I had never thought much about it before. But how applicable it is to my own situation. Both my grandmother and mother planted in me seeds of faith since I was young. They not only encouraged me to attend church on Sundays, but also set an example for me of sincere faith: a desire to read the Bible, a habit of daily prayer, active participation in church and community groups. If I had not had this loving Christian upbringing, I do not know where I would be today.
|With my church family in Romerillos|
So, thank you, Mom and Grandma, two wonderful examples of strong, confident, and loving women of faith who have inspired me for years and helped me decide to work in the mission field during this chapter of my life. :)
|El Boliche National Park, home of my beloved Cotopaxi|
|Lovely ladies posing at the equator|