Peiru and I rented a car and drove up to Volcano Cotopaxi. 🙂 We were amazed by the scenery on the way and here is a photo of the snowy volcano:
After getting our Ecuadorian driving license, Peiru and I decided to rent a car and go for a road trip to Lago San Pablo. It was a 2 hour drive and we were very excited before the trip. Thank God for protecting us as the road was quite dangerous at certain parts. We left Quito at 10am and reached Lago San Pablo at 12 noon for lunch. It was therapeutic to eat by the lake. Then we went to the leather town in Cotocachi and we bought a leather bag each. It was the first time that Peiru drove me as I used to drive her around back in Singapore. It was a good experience for me to drive again after 6 years! 🙂
It has been quite an amazing journey raising fund for Gina’s skin operation. Gina is a 7 years old girl and her skin was burnt in a house fire. Her younger baby brother was killed in the fire. When Peiru and I heard her story in Pan de Vida, God filled our heart with compassion and love for Gina. Peiru started baking cookies to sell in order to raise fund for her operation and our friends gave generously after hearing her story. Together with Hope Quito and another church, we managed to raise USD$7,000 for Gina’s skin operation. Thank God for his providence! 🙂
I went to the Hospital Voz Andes this afternoon and met the family of Gina. The parents were grateful that the fund was raised to pay for the operation. We prayed together and asked God to help Gina recover soon after the operation. Gina will go through an initial operation on her fingers first. Let’s continue to pray for Gina and her family even as you read this entry.
Thank God that we passed our driving tests in Quito! 🙂 It is more dangerous to drive here but we are grateful to the Lord that He helped us to do well in the tests. The traffic was good on the day of our tests and our testers were kind people. We experienced the favor of God in a personal way through the driving tests. 🙂
It has been raining in Quito daily…. very cold! People told us that it is winter now. Peiru and I went to have a cup of hot cappuccino and she was trying to warm up herself with the heater outside the cafe.