Last night, a thunderstorm rolled through the mountains of Cochabamba, turning most of the work area into mud. So, after breakfast, we decided to reorder our week’s schedule, making today our “Rest Day”, and working on Friday.
So, our first stop of the day was “Cristo de la Concordia”, a 40-meter tall statue of Jesus that overlooks the city. After a winding drive up the mountainside, we climbed a few flights of stairs to the top of the hill at the foot of the statue. From here, we had a panoramic view of the city.
Afterwards, we spent some time at a local market, where we bought plenty of souvenirs for our family, and had a chance to experience a unique part of the Bolivian culture. Once we finished there, we were invited to have dinner with Pastor Ivan, whose church we attended Sunday.
He hosted us at his coffee shop, where we had a Brazilian Lasagna, and Brazilian “Pancakes” – a dish that resembles a chicken enchilada, but the wrap is a soft-bread, cake-like wrap. We enjoyed our meal alongside some wonderful coffee and fresh fruit juice. We ended our day at the house, enjoying some time of fellowship and reflection in preparation for the remainder of the week.
As we go back to work tomorrow, we ask that you would be in prayer for good weather and even more opportunities to minister within this community in our limited time here.
He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
– Psalms 111:6-8