Summer vacation came to a sweet end with another memorable visit from the Living Waters team. It was a busy week with moving Pedacito de Cielo, building a shed in Corazon del Pastor, painting the office, hosting a house-warming for the girls now living in the new Sendero de Esperanza apartment, doing arts and craft projects, and other activities. We are so thankful for their help and the love they showered on the kids!
At the end of their visit, we traveled to the pueblo Mizque with 10 of the girls, who have been talking about this trip for months. On the way to Mizque we took a detour to visit the ruins of an ancient Incan strong-hold and test our lungs in the thin air.
With Mizque as our home-base, all 40-some of us enjoyed fabulous Bolivian-style meals in a family’s home and rowdy games of “Cacho” after dinner. During the day, we piled into the backs of two pick-up trucks and forged rivers to reach more remote villages, bearing treats and games. This is an important component of how we build relationships and trust with these villages, and also a special opportunity for the girls (and volunteers!) to get to know the Bolivian countryside.