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After 1 bus ride, 4 plane rides, and 1 crammed back-of-the-truck ride, our team finally arrived at

Familia Feliz, Rurrenabaque. Familia Feliz is a Seventh-day Adventist orphanage and school for the local

children in Bolivia. We spent that first day settling in and exploring the campus. We were also able to catch

up on some much needed sleep before dinner. In addition, we got to swim in and attempt to bathe in the

muddy creek. Above all, we reflected on how far God had brought us on this trip and his power to overcome

all our obstacles.

Day 2, we woke up bright and early at 5:30 am for our first day of work. On campus, some of us started

a construction project, while others watched children as teacher’s aids. Our medical and dental team took

off for town and they held a free clinic for the local people. Wherever we were stationed, we saw the hand of

God at work. We learned that despite the heat, bugs, plugged toilets, and broken plans, we can rely on God

to take care of our every need.

  • Zoe Shiu

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