Last weekend we headed south to Ica for a couple days before our last 3 teams of the year.
We weren’t going with a group so it was a weekend to visit the boys and staff at the home. Billy hadn’t been to Ica since the end of May and I was only there a couple times this summer.
Since it was the weekend, we wanted to do something fun, off-site with the kids. After talking with Sabino and Esther, the directors/house parents at the home we decided on a couple adventures. First, we were off to the Bocatoma.
The Bocatoma is where the Ica river starts and splits into different channels through the city. Since Ica is on the desert coast, the river only has water in it when it is rainy season in the Andes mountains.
The boys played around the river and competed to see who could throw a rock across without it falling in the water. We explored the riverbank, and some even brought water bottles in case they found fish.
After the river, we headed back to the house to shower and change before going to see a movie. We all loaded up in the van and headed to a new shopping center where we went to see Airplanes (the sky version of Cars) which had just released that weekend.
The following morning, we loaded up the van again and headed to the church that Sabino, Esther and the boys are attending. Earlier in the summer, Sabino and Esther asked us to be witnesses/godparents for their youngest son, Juan David, at his dedication. The church that the boys and family attend is led by the SU schools worker in Ica, Nestor.
At the end of the service we headed back to the house and not much later, Billy and I were on our way back to Lima after a fun weekend. While it was a quick trip, it was great to spend some fun time with the boys and see how they are developing and progressing in school, in addition to being able to reconnect with Sabino and Esther and hear how they are doing.