"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill

Mindo, Ecuador

Mindo is a small town located about 2.5 hours north of Quito out in the cloud forest. It is known for its orchids, butterflies, and waterfalls. Many hikers enjoy spending time here.

Project: distribute 100 gifts, treat bags, and some needed shoes/clothes to children at the Iglesia Bautista in Mindo; games and a video for the children; short gospel message.
God Working: We had great plans to have everything organized, but due to miscommunication, the pastor didn't know for sure we were coming until we got there! (Pretty typical for Ecuador I have to say.) We also didn't know at the time that the town was having it's local festival so we had to try and get the church kids after school to come to the church for the program without having the whole town show up just for free stuff.

All went well and in the end, our presence and the children talking about what was going on at the church, encouraged interest in finding out more about the church of the passerbys that had been at the festival. Pastor Freddie was very excited at the possibilities and said it was a blessing to all Mindo that CMC had been a part of their day.
All were excited about what they received from dollar store dolls to new-to-them used shoes. It was truly a blessing to see the gratitude for whatever was received.

The group with Marcelo and Pastor Freddie

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