After we finished with the two lessons on Thursday afternoon we said goodbye to our friends that had to hike back to Jandiayaku and spent some time with the kids. Jonathan was quick to get into a game of soccer and I grabbed my camera. It was fun! The kids just followed me everywhere and we ran and took pictures and smiled. Life in the jungle is hard, but smiles come quickly. Even as the afternoon sun set, I was covered in sweat and trying to keep it off the lens of the camera. Fingers too, I had to keep so many little fingers from streaking up the lens as the crammed in to see their photos on the screen. My next project is to send these photos off to be printed and take them back to the community.
|The kids had a lot more energy than I did after sweating all afternoon|
|Galo and his daughter play as we eat our lunch. What a smile!|
The next morning we again awaited our neighbors from Jandiayaku and then began with the last three lessons. The group was smaller, but the folks seemed to be paying close attention to the lessons. It was an honor to be able to share God's word with them. We were thankful for the sun, even thought it meant a hotter morning we knew it meant we could fly home when we finished. We finished the lessons and then spent some more time with the community. They fixed us lunch and we enjoyed our last meal with our Masaramu friends. Afterwards we packed up our things and I went to get the plane ready. It was hard to do a proper "pre-flight" inspection as the kids tagged along at each step. By the time I finished I was dripping with sweat. I headed back over to the school room and we spent some time talking and saying good bye.
|Masaramu in the early morning fog. The red grass is actually burned areas that looked red in the morning sun and dew.|
|The moon sinks as the morning arrives|
|Some of our friends head back down the runway to there homes|
|Galos' pet parrot. Not the prettiest bird in the jungle, but cute in a scrawny sort of way!|
|One last photo with some of the community before we left for Shell.|