Quote of the Day: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work. A company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi
Question of the Day: What is the one thing that needs to happen tomorrow to make this project a success?
To begin the day, we all woke up at 7:15AM and headed to breakfast at 7:30. For breakfast we had eggs, bread, and the most delicious bacon that we have ever tasted. Today was both an eventful day but also laid back for everyone, and it began with the Community Action Project (CAP). Since we’ve already finished so much during the first day of CAP, we didn’t have to do as much on the second day. Since the posts were already made on the first day, we finished creating and painting the fence. We even made a gate! Once we were done with our work for the day, we had free time once we returned back to the hostel.
Most people used their free times to buy souvenirs to bring to their families back home and some people decided to shop for clothes and snacks. Our leaders Jessie and Kim went shopping together and both decided to get a pedicure, while our Program Coordinators (PCs) stayed at the hostels for us! Once free time was at 5:30 we met up back at the hostel so we could head to dinner. Today we celebrated Javier, our very own Global Glimpse in country Director,on his birthday. Our Global Glimpse students decided to buy a birthday cake and gather around and sing Happy Birthday to him, but would it really be a party without a little dancing and music? From the “Wobble” to the “Cha Cha slide,” the Global glimpse students turned the restaurant La Estancia into a dance floor and an overall party.
After a few trials and errors of the beginning of our trip, we as a group have learned to take care of not just ourselves but also others, as well as to take ownership in our actions or where we went wrong. Today has been an overall fun and eventful day, and we loved the PMA, Positive Mental Attitude, everyone brought today even though some of us were under the weather. We look forward to another day of CAP tomorrow and our last full day tomorrow. Best, Jade and Zarmani
So glad CAP Day 2 was a success! It has been so interesting to see how everyones relationships with each other has evolved over this trip. Living and working together in tight conditions have made friendships that probably would not have formed in the outside world. “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met”. -William Yeats. Hopefully these new friendships will last a lifetime. Hard to believe that you only have Thursday and Friday together and then you will all go your separate ways. So proud of all of you GG-ers for being brave enough to go on this service trip. Carter- Cant believe I will finally see you in 3 days!! Boy have I missed you . Rest well and give it your all until the finish line. Love you, Mom (Dad and Joe)
Good morning Zoe,
The time went by so fast, you only have two more days and you will be heading back. By helping others, you have made a different for them and at the same time you have gained so much as well. All this learning for sure will contribute to what you already are, a beautiful person inside and out.
I will see you on Sunday night. Your uncle will pick you up at the airport. Call him when you get to houston if you can. He has your itinerary. Your uncle, Vivi and Lily send their love to you. We are leaving to New Orleans this morning Thursday and getting there Friday afternoon. I won’t be able to write you again I don’t think. We will be thinking about you. Valentina says she loves you very much and Layla sends you a lot of kisses. They will be waiting for you to visit them. Valen and Layla love you very much. Layla likes to sleep in your bed.Disfruta tus dos ultimos dias! Buen viaje de regreso.
I love you very much.
Great work everyone!!! The fence looks great. It definitely will keep the animals away. Alexis can’t wait to see you in a few more days. Love you ?
Great post! Looks like you guys are really making a difference on your trip. I hope you are appreciating this experience and enjoying your time in Ecuador.
Love the smile ?
As each day goes by I get more inspired by what your group as achieved and the impact you all have made on the people you have met in Ecuador!! I’m so proud of your GG group and the bond that’s been made between all of you! Truly an experience of a lifetime!! Enjoy your last few days
Can’t wait to see you on Saturday
Love,Grandma and Grandpa
Looks like another great and productive day. I KNOW you participated in that dance party!!
Good Morning Global Glimpsers! Kristine, what a great post and summary of your first day of CAPs and the tutoring graduation. Those children sure looked happy in the pictures. As for fence building – well that is a big job and congratulations to the group. You have all learned so much in such a short time. I know of another fence you can fix when you get home, right here in our backyard. JUST KIDDING! Dad and Keven will fix the fence and you can supervise them :). We miss you and can’t wait to greet you at the airport on Saturday. PS – I have been reading the blogs to the family and Dad thinks he posted somewhere within one of the blogs. Your extended family and friends have been reading the blogs and seeing your smiling face in those incredible pictures.
Great job on the fence Glimpsers!! Looks like it was a great dance party (Becca – you’ve got some moves ☺️). Hope you did the Wobble Tay ?. Also, happy birthday to Javier ??. One more full day before you come home; enjoy every moment. Can’t wait to see you all on Saturday! Love you Tay!!
Hi zarmani I enjoyed reading the recap of your day. The fence that you built is incredible I’m so proud to see all of the hard work and teamwork that you and your doing. And then also taking time out to celebrate Javier’s birthday. I hope you were also dancing to the Cha Cha Slide and the wobble 🙂 great picture of you and Jada also. I love you so much and I’m so so grateful again that you were blessed with this opportunity. I love you Auntie
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Way to go Carter and to the entire group. What a great group accomplishment. Looking forward to seeing you Sept 7th and seeing more pictures. This trip will make a difference to all during the rest of your life. Love Grandpa Tom
Hi Zarmani it was great to read about your second CAP day. You Glimpsers are doing a great job working together.
Love Grandmommie ?
The fence looks great, Glimpsers! Team work goes a long way. The dance party looked fun. From all the blogs and pictures, it shows, that you can have fun (and a little silly) even when working. Great dancing everyone, will you teach us your moves?
It looks like you had a great time on your trip!!! Love you and see you on Saturday!!! Enjoy the last night on your trip!!!! hugs and Kisses to you and see you on Saturday!!!
I was thinking about you guys today and that school is starting. You are lucky. You have been on an early to bed early to rise schedule. You should have no problem getting back to the school schedule. Isn’t that Fantastic!!!!! So many great benefits from this trip. — Yes, this is sarcasm (but true)
Your fence looks great! Becca, Dan will be so proud of your fence building abilities. Maybe you can make a new enclosure for the ducks.
I loved your dance party!! — Where are the boys?
Way to go on the fence…it looks great! Glad to see that the cha-cha slide & wobble have made it to Ecuador ?. Happy Belated Birthday Javier!