Esperanza Team Blog 2015
Saturday Evening, June 27
Thursday Morning, June 25
Live from Esperanza, B.C., it’s Thursday morning! *cue audience applause* I’m Joshua Bell, and I’ll be your host for this special installment of the Espo blog. First of all, I’d like to thank all y’all who helped send us here, whether through rent-a-teen or donations. We couldn’t have done it without you. So far the trip has gone swimmingly, as in we’ve basically been swimming in the rain that has fallen. However, that hasn’t stopped us from chopping wood, moving compost, jumping off the pier (not me) and having a great time. Although we are only halfway through the trip, many memories have been made. Hopefully they’ll last longer than the mosquito bites we have sustained. Aaaaanyways, everyone seems to be enjoying the trip. I know I liked riding around in the tractor and moving various things yesterday. It was a very moving experience. *cue audience groan* The fireside talks have also been… interesting. And two days ago, I got into a water war with Elizabeth while doing compost. We both got soaked, and since my trousers got splashed it looked like I wet myself. It was very embarrassing but hilarious anyways. Okay okay, TMI. Apologies. Moving on. Of course you are probably wondering what we have gained so far. We have gotten closer to God and have helped many people. Worship time has also gone great. And I think that’s a good place to end my monologue. Again, thanks for all your support for us, and someone else should be posting later today to brief you about today’s events. See you on the flip side!
Tuesday Evening, June 23
Words of wisdom from Joey:
When I saw camp from the boat, I knew I was going to love it here because it is so beautiful here. The water is so clear, the trees are so green and you can see all of God’s creation all in one spot.
And now a word from our friend Paden Self:
Getting here was a lot of fun. I like road trips. I fell asleep on top of the ferry. The last boat ride in was a surprise. I thought Espo was a town and we could just drive there. It was fun to know that you could only get there just by boat.
Monday Evening, June 22
We made it!!! After driving in to the land of ever flowing maple syrup, and crossing a tiny part of an ocean, we have arrived at our destination at Esperanza. We look forward to what God is going to do this week and are so blessed with what he has done so far. Look here for further student blogs and other info. Blessings,
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