|Map of Ecuador with Pastaza in Red|
|Pastaza with Bufeo and Kapawari circled in red (Shell is circled on the far left)|
After being away for the better part of 7 months it was nice to be back in Shell and to get back to work. There were no hospital duties awaiting me so our arrival in Shell was a bit surreal. Normally I'd get anxious about returning knowing the responsibilities that awaited me - taking call, arranging schedules, dealing with the residents and the residency program, and all of the other little things that seemed to come my way. What I did get to do was get ready for our first of many scheduled caravans into the jungle, the purpose of which was to provide access to medical care and help spread God's Word.
|Gloria and Hanibal (both strong Christians in Kapawari)|
|Carlos Padilla and my posse.|
|Shoving off down the Kapawari River to see some kids in a nearby village, Pukuan.|
Since the Bufeo/Kapawari trip, I've gone back in 3 other times to other communities for a total of 4 weeks of travel. Each community is different and has its own set of challenges. Please pray for wisdom and His favor as we continue to reach these people groups.
|I always get interesting things to eat when I go to Kapawari.|
|Chicha break (Jonas spilled it, not me ;-))|