Howdy Folks from the rainy daze (pun intended) of Mindo. The trip home left me a few p0unds heavier and slightly sleep deprived, but it was GREAT to reconnect with family and friends. Moreover, the grace, generosity, and patience that my familyconstantly extends to me blesses and humbles me.
I arrived back on a Thursday afternoon and we began slaughtering chickens the following morning. By Monday we had slaughtered all of the chickens with about half being sold and the other half being consumed within the Colegio (i.e. the technical high school where I teach and manage projects).
On Tuesday we began construction. We are building two new chicken houses and finishing four new tilapia ponds in order to formally start our small business. The business is to be run by my students, the farm workers, and myself inside the Colegio and we will be selling fresh chicken and tilapia (i.e. fish) to the local restaurants and hostels. Since we are at the beginning of the rainy season, we find ourselves slogging through the mud everyday.
Before I go, I want to share one quick praise: The day that we broke ground to build the “platform” where we would be constructing the chicken houses it rained all day long. At the end of the day, our platform looked more like a mud-bog. Then, to my great surprise, the next three days were SUNNY! Thus, we were able to complete the platform and continue work. I am continually amazed at the Lord´s provision of the big and the little things which are all small in the scheme of things. (cf. Matthew 6).
From Ecuador and By Faith,