I'm baaaaack! What an experience! Venezuela was such a blessing to me. The people there are so hospitable, loving, and kind. The travel part was very hard on me, though. We traveled for more than 24 hours and was up for 48 hours. Not so good on my body. But, I am home now and have one full nights sleep in and boy did it feel good! I will share some pictures with you that speak louder than words, but first wanted to share some of my favorite things about the trip...
Breakfast first morning at a restaurant.
Little girl with my same name. She was so adorable. :) Got to hang out with her the whole week.
This is how we traveled. Standing in the back of a pickup...I got to sit on a seat back there. :) It was fun!
Getting started on the roof structure.
My handsome hubby!
The half finished roof. We ran out of supplies, but they made it into a beautiful place anyway. Now they are at least covered.
We were given pins and gifts during service. This is the woman who I was blessed to witness come to Christ. Her name is Joana. She wanted to personally put the pin on me. :)
We made so many friends and formed so many bonds that will last a lifetime. :) This is Helys.
The hospitality was amazing! We were blessed to have our meals (aside from a few) in the homes of the local church members. They fixed us traditional Venezuelan food like Arepas, Cachapas, Yucca, Plantian, etc.
The music was amazing! This is a traditional instrument (can't remember the name)
We visited a school up in the mountains and this was all the students. :)
Taking a break. :)
Another worship service at another church we helped out at. We painted windows and set up electricity. The girl with the microphone was helping with translating. :)
Their passion for worship was so refreshing and encouraging!
They presented us with plaques for help. We were taken aback with their generosity. We didn't feel like we needed a plaque for doing the Lord's work. :)