Monday, December 22, 2008

El Vallecito - Camping in Chile

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
 He alone is my rock and my salvation;    
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2

In November and December we took two different groups of students to a place known as "El Vallecito" or the little valley. Its a place just outside the city, on the way to the higher mountains. Its a great place because its fairly easy to get to, relatively deserted and free!

Our focus with these trips was to get away from the busyness of life in the city, enjoy nature and reconnect with God. Each time we spent various times together reading the scriptures, praying, singing and talking about spiritual topics such as God's love, things we learned in 2008 etc. 

I thank God for all of the incredibly beautiful places He has created on this earth and that we can get away, take a deep breath and find our rest in Him. 


Nick said...

John + Kay,

First of all, I wanted to say thank you for the encouragement on the immanuel website. Secondly, I couldn't find a place to write a "general" comment, so I just to chose the first entry. Anyways, we are also very inspired by your love and faith as well. Sounds like God is using you guys in a great way. Also, we would totally be down for some legit Chilean any day- the only thing holding us back is the trip to Santiago. :)

Anyway, I am so glad I stumbled upon your site. It would be a joy to meet you guys some day. Keep running hard!

-Nick, and regards from Andrew and Derick

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