This is another of a rare breed . . .a sunset in Shell ;-)
This is the back entrance to our hospital and these windows look into our delivery room and OR area. Recently I was returning home and had turned around to see if the mountains in the background were visible. You know that you might experience a good sunset if they're visible. When I turned around and saw the sky and the stillness I was just overwhelmed with a sense of awe - in our Lord and His creation. I like this picture as it serves as a reminder of His majesty and power.
Just yesterday I was again reminded of this when I finally got word that I was approved to start my rural year. As I'd related in a previous post, I was running into some roadblocks in trying to get this started. The current Ecuadorian laws don't allow for someone to work without some kind of pay in a public health facility. We'd submitted a written request to the government for an exception, and after nearly a month and much prayer from all, I received word that my request was granted. What this means is that my rural year will have started on February 1 and when finished, I have a few more smaller steps to be "legal" (I'm currently working under the license/supervision of another of the missionary's license here). Thank you to all who prayed for us during these last two months.