On Sunday I went to church with my Compassion guide, Omar and his fiancé. My Spanish served me pretty well and I was able to follow along for the most part during the service. Afterwards they dropped me off at the mall where I had lunch, picked up a few things for my trip, and caught a taxi back to the guesthouse. That evening I spent resting and repacking my bags. I was able to leave one suitcase at the guesthouse and it will be brought down to Shell by the group that is flying in on Saturday.
After an all day bus ride on Monday I am now in Guayaquil. We found our hotel without problem but when we checked in it turned out that the rates were a lot higher than we had thought. We decided to stay for the night, but the next day we planed to move to a cheeper hotel. However when we went down in the morning we found out that there were some rooms that cost half as much because they had a fan instead of Air Conditioning. So instead of changing hotels we just changed rooms.
On Monday after getting our bags settled in our original rooms we went to the river walk and enjoyed the view. We had dinner and then walked back to our hotel.
We have a busy schedule planned for this week. I have three child visits here in Guayaquil (Tuesday with Kevin, Wednesday with David, and Thursday with Angela). Thursday night we travel to a town four hours away called Riobamba where on Friday I will visit my last child, Pamela.
Please pray for safe travels and for good visits with my kids. I will update you as often as I can, but I am not sure how often I will have internet access.