Soggy Shoes In Medellín!
We made it to Colombia! Our flight landed at about 2:15 PM and we were met at the airport by Rick & Jackie Washburn. They have been missionaries here for well over 30 years and have been so kind as to let us stay in their home for a few days while we’re in this city.
Medellín is a beautiful city. They call it the city of eternal spring. It was 77 degrees today, with overcast skies. Absolutely gorgeous.
Then, it rained.
For a good 2 hours there was a constant downpour that overflowed the local canal, which immediately flooded local parking lots.
This picture was taken from the apartment we’re staying in. Crazy.
After the hard rain, it stopped entirely and we were able to walk around the neighborhood downtown close to the Washburn’s apartment.
We have a busy schedule the next few days while we’re here. On Friday we will drive around the city and see the need in different areas. Rich areas, poor areas, business areas, commerce areas, etc… We’ll take the metro (similar to MARTA in Atlanta, GA), and cable cars up to the hills. We hope God will open our eyes to much of the need that is here.
Saturday we will be visiting the Open Arms Foundation pretty much all day. This is an organization that rescues kids out of abusive situations and off of the streets. Many of these, as young children, had been pushed into prostitution, drugs and so many other bad situations. This foundation rescues them from this and gives them the hope that Jesus offers.
Sunday I will be preaching a couple times. Once in a brand new work that the missionary has started, then again at another church that is pastored by a Colombian National.
Then Monday we’ll head to Bucaramanga. That should be interesting!
Thanks for your prayers! We need them.