On this trip to Ecuador we have assembled quite a team. Our teams of volunteers almost always consist of several divine appointments.
To begin, we have three volunteers from the United States. Nobody is paid… straight up volunteers. Many of us gave up vacation time… We all gave up family time.
But, that is only the tip of the iceberg. Our team also included Mario Mejia from Quetzaltengo, Guatemala. Mario is an excellent translator but he is much more than that. Mario knows our purification system inside and out. He also understands the rest of the program: Health and Hygiene Education, Covenants, Micro-Economy strategies, and (most importantly) water diplomacy. And, he speaks very fluent English and Spanish.
Our team also included two Quechue indigenous (and ingenious) young ladies Elena Fernandez and Melissa Guaman. These young ladies are fluent in Quechue and understand the “ways” of these isolated and forgotten peoples where Agua Viva focuses much our attention.
Campo Morillo also joined our team. Campo is a mathematics professor and researcher at a University in Puyo. He has travelled with us on many trips and knows how to keep us out of trouble. That is a tall order. He knows where to buy material and he knows the roads!
So altogether we had seven, but that is still only the beginning. What about our constituents back in the United States that make it all possible? What about the preachers, teachers, school principals, system operators, and others who have come before us, like Pastor Truesdale and Don Pablo Poz Pom? Yes, by no less than divine appointment, we have assembled quite a team!
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10, ESV.