Come with us as we return to South America this summer to volunteer at La Casa De Fe, a home for abandoned and special needs children in Shell, Ecuador.

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” ~Mathew 19:14

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Beach -part 1

We’re Baaaack! -in Shell that is :0) We had a wonderful week at the beach! Although it’s good to be back “home” with hot showers (well sort of hot), sand free, and access to running water throughout the day.

There were 19 children and 19 volunteers that made the trip to the beach. Each volunteer was assigned to one child. This was great for safety in the water as well as wonderful opportunity to give these kids the kind of one-on-one personal attention that they need. It was amazing to see each child thrive as they spent time with their “tia” or “tio” (aunt or uncle). Below are a few photos from the trip. Enjoy!

Breakfast at the guest house in Quito (about a 5 hour drive from Shell- we started the trip at 4:30am).

Having fun with our new friends at the guest house in Quito.

This is the group that made the kids’ dream of a trip to the beach into a reality.

Then back on the bus for another 5 hours to reach the beach house in Same’.

Ivan with “Mr. Luke”

Sara and Marcia

Marley catching some sleep

The view from the top of the beach house.

Erin, Sara, Tandy, Marley, Marcia and Jenny’s room.

Carlos (Marley’s twin brother) –waiting to swim

Jefferson looking for dolphins

Marcia and Marley ready to hit the beach

“Finally” in the water

Boogie board time!


Best Friends!

To Be Continued…..

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