You never know what to expect when you get to Sucre. It's been 24 hours of travel. 3 planes, multiple airports, too much coffee, and the anticipation of finally making it.
There are questions on your mind every time you come here. Will this greeting be like the last one? Will they make you feel like you're the VIPs of the city? Will you sponsor kid be there? It would seem, after years of teams going, that the greetings would get stale, but they never do.
And honestly, it's not because of the banners, cheers, and games.
It's because there is something special about reuniting with friends. There is something unique about seeing brothers and sisters that you've formed deep relationships even if you're only there once a year. You see faces like Esther, Carmenita, Maria, German, and the other FH workers that you've become close to.
God made relationships to be special. He made us to have friendships and brotherhoods, and to work together on things that are bigger than us. What an amazing thing that He would create that kind of arrangement; that kind of mutual transformation.
Even here in Bolivia we'll be challenged to be focused on relationships this week. To not let tasks and agendas get in the way of being with each other. And you know what? You'll be challenged in the same way.
So, what are we to do? We lay it before God, ask him to orchestrate the conversations, the time we spend, and attitude we have toward each other. He does that in Bolivia, and he does it in New Mexico.
Thank you for your prayers for us.
Thursday is full of home visits, food, and a talent show.
We appreciate you all!