Sunday, December 4, 2011

For our new outreach January 2012...

If you find yourself here with our January 2011 blog, all the information here is about our past outreach to Medellin. If you would like to see everything about our new outreach in January 2012, please visit this page:

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Relieved in Revelstoke

We made it home last around 6pm, only 34 hours after starting our trip. We will give a final update in a few days.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chow to Cartagena

Well...we are sitting in the departure lounge of the Cartagena airport. We're checked in, have gone through security and will soon be boarding our flight home. We are grateful for the past two weeks; the experiences we've had; the new friends we've made; the ways we've been stretched as we worked in Medellin. It's with mixed emotions we leave - excitement to see our family and friends again; sad to leave behind those we've come to love.

Beauty and the Buried Beast
La Blanca

See you all soon!!!

Pastor's of the Carribean

Who do you think looks more like Johny Depp?

We spent another day of rest and great conversations.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cooking in Cartagena
After two intensive weeks of working in Medellin, the team is taking a breather. We've come to Cartagena to unwind and to review, talk through and evaluate what we did. It is hot in Cartagena!! When the humidity is factored in it was 40 degrees celsius yesterday. We enjoyed the change and the many conversations we've had with each other and with Diego and Claudia who've also come with us.

Slowing Down on Sunday
We all went to bed early and had an amazing rest. We've planned today to have a slower day. Church service in the morning and then Gerald gets to swim in the Caribbean. I think a few others may join him!  :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Barely made it to Bogota!

Due to a couple mis-calculations on how long it would take us to get all picked up and out of Medellin, we arrived at the Medellin airport 15 minutes before our flight was scheduled to leave.  Adrianna, from the local church was trying to persuade the airline to be compassionate!  We sprinted through the airport, and made record time through the security check.   We sat down as they started the stewardess safety briefing.   We all said a quick “Thanks God” and settled in for the short hop to Bogota.

Many Tears in Medellin

Friday night we wrapped up our ESL training.   All in all, teaching English was very successful and rewarding.  God enabled us to make many friendships, and the Columbians actually learned some English from us as well!  Friday night we had to say “Adios” to our Colombian amigos.   The Colombian team showered us with many gifts and we were overwhelmed by their generosity.   Many tears were shed.  It was hard to finally head back to our hosts for a very short sleep.