|Graduating Class at their Senior Banquet. 5 nationalities were represented|
|Steve worked closely with him to help make sure he graduated. He did!!|
|Refugee camp for kids whose families have experience persecution. Many of the youth at this camp had 1 or both parents killed due to their faith in Jesus.|
|Inner city Christian school in Villavacenio. Very hot, very crowded...|
|"Wealthy" Christian school; here we provided some professional development for the teachers|
|Poor country Christian school|
Our students experienced the difficulty of trying to teach "unruly" kids.
|Sports/games activities using English|
|Board games with conversational English|
|English and Drama|
|Playing soccer with the students|
|Cooling off in the shade after spending the whole morning in the sun|
|"Male bonding" on the 11th grade service trip with the infamous dog pile|
|Hanging out after school making muffins|
|Children activities at a service outreach to Ciudad Bolivar, a number of years ago it was considered to be one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Colombia|
|group serving at Ciudad Bolivar|
|Steve with Lilia Giffins de Morales. Lilia used to work at Lakewood School in Carpentersville, IL prior to Steve working at Lakewood School. Small World!! She now teaches music and coordinates the service outreaches at El Camino Academy|
Pic 5: Parents finding a seat
|Go Karting with the Junior Guys!|
|1st SSLT meeting of the year, getting ready to start discipling|
|Grazing on the cookies, the papaya isn't as popular as the cookies.|
|3 Junior girls enjoying fellowship with one another. |
Marlayna is discipling one of these girls.
|Elleazah working with dad (sleeping) |
before the school year starts
|What the courtyard looked like a week before school started... |
Let's see what it looks like when the students come!
| Marlayna & Elleazah|
will be helping here periodically
|New Library! |
Reading books isn't a popular thing in Colombia,
but ECA has a pretty good children's section. We plan to
utilize the books in the library!
|This is one of two workers who look |
out for Marlayna and Elleazah.
|The fruit under the "Granadilla" sign are actually oranges... not granadilla. |
The granadillas are on the far left of this picture.
|Pitaya is an excelent laxative; |
it is also an expensive fruit.
|Great for juice.|
|Great for juice|
|Great for juice- a favorite.|
|On the Left is Yucca, which is a dry|
starch like a potato that can be
fried or put in soups. On far right,
is a melting potato that disolves in
boiling water making a great
potato soup, called Ajiaco
|Great for juice- our other favorite.|
|Name that fruit! |
If you said a cherry,
you would be in the wrong country,
because there aren't cherries in Colombia.
It is a Plum!
|Elleazah look hungry! |
But, I think her eyes are bigger than her stomach,
especially since the Guanbana is bigger than her head!!!
Elleazah liked licking my fingers
after I de-pitted the fruit.
When it is ripe, it is very sweet, kind of like...
I can't describe it. It is unique.