Hello everybody! Garrett here checking in.
The last few days have been pretty crazy in the best ways imaginable. On Monday we had our Sabbath day which was supposed to be a time for rest, relaxing and rejuvenating. However, for most of us it was the opposite of that, as we went out and explored the National Park here! There was everything from caves, to ancient ruins, to small monkeys running around everywhere (as you’ll see in pictures). After our trip out there 6 of us decided to try out an Escape Room, which, if you don’t know, is basically a room with a specific preset fake task (robbing a bank, solving a murder, etc.) that you and whoever you are with are responsible to try and accomplish. You get one hour and during the time you can lose minutes if you do certain things wrong. Luckily for us, we solved the puzzle with 10 minutes to go!
That night all 9 of us decided to go out to Hard Rock Cafe for dinner to celebrate a couple of birthdays we have coming up (Ryan and Devon). We ate good(ish) food, listened to American music, and had a good time. I think the best part of the night though is when the employees called Devon and Ryan up to the stage in the middle of the restaurant and had them do a dance for everybody before they got their cake. And then after we all ate the cake, we all joined in on dancing to a couple songs (including YMCA, obviously). It was a really good ending to an awesome day. And this is all besides the fact that our stomachs are all on the iffy side! 😂
Tuesday we were back at it out in the field, and Ryan and I went out to a lake that we have now coincidently been to four different times while on this trip. For us, Tuesday was a not so great day for sharing the Gospel, but we did end the day on a positive note when everybody from not only our team but other workers here all got together to sing worship, pray, and praise God for who He is and the work He is doing out here. I, unfortunately, was not able to stay for the whole thing because Hugo and I had a follow up meeting with a friend we had made earlier, but all is well that ends well!
Wednesday was a full day for everybody! I was with Ryan yet again and we headed down towards a lake to meet up with a friend we met here. There we talked for over 3 and a half hours about our lives, his life, and more importantly Jesus. We feel confident then he has gained huge interest in learning more and more, and we will be meeting him again on Friday. Also, Ryan and I met a famous YouTuber and took a selfie with him, which you might end up seeing! We also did not eat any food, as coffee substituted the nutrients for the day. (But not really)
Well that’s it for us, here are some pics from the last few days! Can’t wait to see you all soon!
-Garrett & the team