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... the trip we stopped in a little town for a leg stretch and a quick bite to eat. It was all up hill from there, literally. We ascended to about 9,000ft. This small bus zipped all of this mountain. We were in a cloud forest and the temperature dropped, I actually had goosebumps for the first time this whole trip. It was a completely different environment. There were evergreens which reminded us of Colorado, unlike Colorado the mountain was still very much filled with ...
... rare Quetzel bird but unfortunately we didn’t see it.
It took us 4hrs to do the 15km of solid uphill to reach the summit and apparently that was really good as we saw 2 other groups of locals who had been up over 100 times between them and one did it in 9hrs and the other 5hrs. Luckily it was still clear when we reached the summit marker (A white cross) and we could see the Caribbean & Pacific Oceans, large parts ...
... for 3 reasons, firstly because it can take forever to get into Panama at a major crossing, secondly it was a useful place to cross to get to our next destination Volcan and thirdly because it's immensely fun crossing at smaller borders. The border itself was little more than a tiny 5m bridge and there was a road around it that the locals use to cross the border without officially going through ...
On Monday morning I took the bus to the
terminal of Chitré. From there I entered a bus with the direction of
Panama-City, but I exited after 1 ˝ hours in Penonome. All of the volunteers,
who arrived this February, met up at a hotel on the Interamericana and took a
special bus to the Iguana Eco Resort.
After arriving we moved quickly into our
rooms and we got together again at a patio. We then talked ...
... each visit cutting and pasting pictures into their " homework" book while we teach them the sign for the picture and practice their name or the alphabet.
It is a privilege to be here in Panama but there is so much work to be done! Please, please if you are considering serving where the need is great, add Panama to your prayers because just as Jesus said at Matthew 9:37 ;
"Yes, the harvest is great but the workers are ...