I was excited for our team to be able to meet Dr. Ortiz prior to our trip and for him to talk to the students. We were all looking forward to this and... bam! I came down with a sudden and hard-hitting flu the Thursday before our meeting. Fortunately, my husband and co-leader Mike (tío Miguel, as students call him) was able to take over and the show went on without me. I was able to watch the church service via live streaming at home, and I enjoyed seeing the camera catch our group as it panned the crowd.
Our team enjoyed the church service in Spanish (with a friend translating from the pew behind them) and a potluck afterward. They met with Dr. Ortiz and got an overview of the outreach plan, our housing and tips for staying well. (It´s the water!)
After meeting with Dr. Ortiz, Sus Manos stayed at the church to rehearse half a dozen of the skits we will be presenting at the evangelistic series. Gam´s mom made sure they had another delicious meal before they returned home that evening.
I was bummed to have missed out on this big day, but proud of my kids for being able to keep things going in my absence.