Manta / Day 2

We visited a second tent city Friday night. This wasn't the plan, but during lunch we met a group of Nazarenes who were conducting a medical clinic and serving a meal in one of the camps. We caught a taxi and made our way over to "Refugio Santa Fe" (Holy Faith Refuge) that evening. We learned that the 40 families living there have 3 weeks relocate. The worry and struggle, as you might imagine, is overwhelming. 

Later we caught up with four siblings that lived at the children's home where Austin and his family served 10 years ago. They were 12, 10, 7, and 3 when Austin and his family moved back to the U.S. This was the first time together since that day. Austin is now a church planter in Vermont.