Sunday, July 7, 2013

Quito: The first few days

As I stared out the window of the plane coming into Quito looking at the lights of the city I knew that my life was about to change forever.

20 people. 24 bags. All of which were filled with medicine or medical supplies. Not one problem in customs which is a first in the history of the groups trips to Quito. (Roughy 8-9 years)

We've been doing a lot of touristy things this weekend. We went zip lining in the rainforest on Saturday. I was absolutely amazed at the how beautiful it was. We went to this reserve and did a zip line hike that consisted of 6 different lines. It was unreal and such an adventure. The crazy part was it only cost $20!

I'll also mention that I am loving the food! So many different types of fruits! They are all so delicious. We went to church today. That's a whole separate blog post though....
Just a little update! We start clinics tomorrow. We finished counting the last of the medications tonight and reviewed the process and workflow for the newbies. I'm extremely nervous because I have no idea what to expect and partly because I'm not a pharmacist and feel like I have a lot of responsibility. Oh and that whole - I don't know the language thing. I'm sure it will be "fantastico"...once we are there and I get into the swing of things but until then let's hope I can get some sleep!!!
I will try to post again tomorrow. Thank you all for your prayers!

1 comment:

  1. Praying for you and your group and the people you will be ministering to sweet Jennifer!