In my last blog video I forgot to mention that at the end of Day 2 we traveled to the jungle. That consisted of a short flight followed by a canoe ride down the river. The next morning we met some of the students from Compassion’s LDP program. LDP stands for Leadership Development Program. This program is for students who excel in the sponsorship program. One young lady (23years old) read us the first letter she ever received from her sponsor. It caused me to realize how important it is to write your sponsored child. It’s not just about money. They realize that someone they have never met loves them. In this video I tell you about the rest of our day visiting another project, doing an in-home visit and even a little work with a machete.
Food Adventures that I took while in Ecuador:
- I stepped outside of my normal dining selections on a few occasions. While in the jungle I had a cocoa seed right out off of the tree.
- I had cow tongue. It tasted like salty prime rib only a softer texture.
- I was handed a nice looking kabob. On it were three identical items. I was then told they were grub worms. I decided to go for it. As I was swallowing the first worm, I heard someone say, “don’t eat the head.” Opps, I had just swallowed the head. Of course it tasted like chicken (don’t people say that about everything). Honestly it tasted like BBQ chicken skin.
Young lady reading the first letter she ever received from her sponsor (she is now 23yrs old).
The Pastor of the church in the jungle along with a translator with Compassion. This Pastor was once a sponsored child in the program.
Some students at the program teaching us about the traditions in their community.
This is the home we visited in the jungle. There are eight people living in this one room home.
The kids who live in the home that we visited in the Ecuadorian jungle. Their father built this home with his Dad and brothers about 20 years ago. There was basically no furniture in this home. Their father was the one who took us out to harvest cocoa and yucca.
My experience eating a grub worm kabob.