Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Farrah Karimi in Ecuador

Samford student Farrah Karimi is headed to Honduras later this Summer, but she has already been to Ecuador and has graciously shared this experience.

Playing with kids on the last day of VBS

Our team went to Huasimpamba High school and did sports camps. The missionary, Steve Thompson, has lived in Ecuador for 27 years. This is the first time he has been allowed to bring the Gospel to public schools! Super cool. 

Through that, we played soccer and basketball and then had a huge soccer tournament the final day. At the beginning of each session, we did short devotions, but the last day we presented the Gospel. Ricardo, a senior boy, chose to accept Christ into his life. Wow! 

Kids waiting to greet Farrah and
others on the team off the bus
Steve is now working to get him plugged into a near by church. In the afternoons, we went to Huasimpamba elementary school and did Bible stories, crafts, and recreation with the kids. The elementary school is about a mile or two from the high school. During lunch breaks, the young kids from the elementary school would run to the high school just to be with us! It illustrates how eager they wanted to be loved by us and to simply be with us. We should have this same excitement about being in a relationship with Jesus! We should long to be in His Word and to be in fellowship with other believers. 
Basketball with the high schoolers