Manta was devastated just a few months ago by a powerful earthquake. You wouldn't know it today, unless you crossed orange cones and walked into the parts of the city that are basically rubble. If you look closely as your taxi zooms through the slanted streets you'll notice cracks stories tall.
We are on a fact-finding trip. My traveling partner, Austin Smith, lived here a decade ago rescuing street kids. We'll have dinner with some of them tonight.
Today we visited a "tent city." Families who lost their homes have made homes out of donated Coleman tents and visqueen. Our focus at ICP is training pastors, not felt need
One last picture. Me enjoying a cup of instant coffee.