Monday, July 8, 2013 10:30 p.m.
Greetings from Cochabamba! We arrived safely this morning into beautiful Cochabamba with all of our luggage, praise God! All of our flights were on time and apart from a few struggles with the high altitude in La Paz, we are all well. The rest of my teammates are sleeping after a long night of travel last night and a great first day here in Bolivia.
Pastor Jaime San Martin and his wife Ruth have provided a beautiful home for us to stay in. It is safe, clean, comfortable and feels like home. We’ll post some photos tomorrow of it. After arriving into Cochabamba this morning, we rested at the house until late afternoon and then had some tasty chicken, cheese and carne rellenos before heading to the Cristo statue that overlooks Cochabamba. We arrived there at sunset and enjoyed the beautiful view. We prayed for God’s blessing and guidance during our days of ministry here in Cochabamba. Then we had a full team adventure to the Ice Norte Supermarket (sorta like a Wal-Mart in the USA) and bought our breakfast and lunch foods for this week. We had 16 people looking for groceries! What a riot—and we all still talked to one another after we left!
Tomorrow we begin the soccer clinic and Vacation Bible School at Florida Norte and then spend our first evening with the church leaders and congregation in the evening. Thank you for all of your prayers and love.
Praising God for His grace and faithfulness,
Mateo (Matthew Beish)