Friday, March 23, 2012


So, the huge gift that God gave us to start off 2012 was a wonderful trip to Chile to visit our friends and mission supporters, Guillermo and Pili!  Our friend and co-worker, Erika, also got to go with us!  This was a once-in-a-lifetime trip because we got to see and do so much, thanks to Guillermo and Pili! 

The first week we spent in and around the capitol city of Santiago.  We got to go to the coast and see a lot of well-known places like Vina del Mar and Valparaiso.  While in Santiago we got to visit the city, a vineyard, the presidential palace, the local YWAM base, and the countryside.  It was beautiful!  It was really neat to experience a different part of South America.  Chile is south of the equator so the seasons are opposite of what they are in the Northern Hemisphere.  We were there in February which is right in the middle of Chile's summer!

The second and third weeks we spent travelling south on the "Carretera Austral" exploring all the wonder of God's amazingly beautiful creation!!  We saw mountains, lakes, deserts, sand dunes, rivers, valleys, glaciers, waterfalls galore, ice fields, volcanos, the ocean, beaches, forests and quaint villages.  We were in Chile and Argentina and we went sandboarding, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking and camping not to mention driving well over 3000 miles along the way.

The best part of it all was experiencing God through his breathtaking creation, generosity, protection and favor throughout our trip! 

We have tons of photos, way more than the average person would be interested in seeing... and choosing just a few favorites to post is like torture, because they are all so meaningful in my eyes!  Instead, I will share this overview of our trip in video form.  Our friend and host, Guillermo, spent hour upon hour making this as a keepsake for us and it's so much fun to be able to relive this amazing adventure just by pushing "play"!

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