This is the last blog of our Ecuador 2103 series; the trip home. Let me begin by saying, “we did make it home”. We had a few difficulties along the way, but God was good.
You see, we had the “letter”.
Before we left for Ecuador, thanks to some good detective work by Dr. (now Brother) Gaugh, Agua Viva insisted that our host provide a letter approving our dental ministry in Ecuador prior to departure. Needless to say, we pretty much wore out that letter before we got home. At the airport, on the way home, most of our team was called one by one, and two by two, into security to “fully explain” why, on God’s green earth, we would be transporting, from Ecuador to the United States, large quantities of Novocain, hypodermic needles, dental equipment, sutures, and drugs. One by one, we dragged out the letter, in Spanish, in Security, and with the airplane fully boarded except for our Agua Viva Team, we were finally cleared to leave. Don’t forget, we awoke this morning at 2:30 am. But, like I said, “we did make it home”.
We arrived in Kansas City about 9:00 pm, for a quick prayer, and “let’s go home”.
Honestly, it was hard enough to say goodbye to our new friends in Ecuador. And now, we had to say goodbye to each other. It was such a wonderful trip. We had a wonderful group of volunteers. Every single person completed their perfect God-given assignment. And, now, we had to go back to “WORK”. This was definitely the hardest part. The transition back into American Society… well… it’s tough.
Thank you everyone who joined us, everyone who supported us, and everyone who allowed us to humbly serve them in some way, and may God bless each and everyone of you in some very special way for your God-honored service.