This last weekend Nolan and I had the opportunity to visit with a teammate in Gonzanama which is a two hour bus ride from Loja. For the last several years I have wanted to visit a fellow believer that I had heard about from several others. Chandra took us out to the area that the family lived.We traveled on a narrow dirt road that was supposed to be two lanes. I think it was two lanes for two donkeys.
When we got out of the truck, we started the climb up to the house. Halfway up the path was a donkey that I was tempted to try to ride the rest of the way up the hill on.
We were met by a sweet sister in Christ and her two grandsons. The boys were excited to see us and showed us their climbing skills and their chasing the pig skills while their grandmother cooked us a wonderful lunch of Repe soup and cecina.
These little piggies needed some food so the boys were sent out to cut some grass for them. The boys showed us their machete skills. Cuys are a delicacy here in Ecuador.
It was such a privilege to meet this dear sister and her family. Nolan lead in a short message after lunch and we headed back down the hill.
Sunday morning we were able to worship with the Gonzanama Church. It was good to see new faces there. Thank you for praying for us as we minister here in Loja. Pray for the church in Gonzanama that it will become strong.