So I took some random pictures of stuff that is different or interesting in Chile
Daniel and I went up to the Baños Colina natural hot springs at the base of the San José volcano. The temperature of the 8 different pools was warmer at the top and cooler toward the bottom. I was surprised that it was hot salt water and the bottom of the pool was like sheetrock mud. Continue reading Soaked up the Andes Mountain view in the hot salty water of Baños Colina natural hot springs
After a couple weeks in Chile while I was working at the House of Hope, Daniel the Director of Vision for Children – Chile took me on a one day trip to the Andes mountains.
Here are some pics of our trip up the mountain in a little Chevy Sprint and of a little restaurant we went in to.
Here are some pics I took on Cerro San Cristóbal (San Cristóbal Hill) is a hill in central-northern Santiago, Chile. It rises 880 m AMSL and about 300 m above the rest of Santiago; the peak is the second highest point in the city, after Cerro Renca.
When I was working upstairs at the new House of Hope building for Vision For Children – Chile I heard someone downstairs speaking English at a fast rate (just the way I like it) and I soon realized this same man could speak Chilean Spanish at a fast rate too. Chileans are known for speaking very fast – some Spanish speaking people from other parts of the world say they can’t understand Chilean Spanish yet Bob (with SuperHero ability) is able to speak and understand people in Chile (the country in South America). Here is a picture of me with Bob and Cheryl before lunch at the House of Hope.
Bob and Cheryl are Christian and Missionary Alliance Missionaries who serve in Chile and Mexico. Their love for the people they serve and their ability to understand the language and culture where they are serving make them superheroes of the faith in my eyes.
Bob and Cheryl Fugate are ministering to the professional class of Santiago Chile and they are Pastoring a Church Plant Chicureo. They also minister to the Alliance Girls Home with 77 girls age 3-18 yrs. old and to House of Hope. We minister to families through the outreach of Marriage Encounter and to women through Women’s Encounters.
Keep up with the Fugates at http://www.cmalliance.org/worker/fugate-robert-cheryls
I spent three weeks in Santiago, Chile surrounded by dogs. There were two dogs within the gates where I stayed serving as watch dogs and there were dogs all over the streets all around the city. Most of them just sat there and watched you go past them. I saw a lady with car trunk full of dog food feed a dog that was in the grass at the gas station. You could hear the dogs barking all night. You could hear the guard dogs barking at other dogs on the other side of the fence. It was sad and it was also bizarre that there could be so many homeless, uncared for dogs – some estimate there are 250,000 homeless dogs there. Continue reading Sad to See Homeless Dogs All Over Santiago, Chile