One of the hardest things this summer has been saying goodbye to Ben. We felt like criminals as we slunk away from Heathrow having abandoned our youngest to strangers on the other side of the world for a whole year.
So isn't Skype fantastic! Through what used to be Star Trek technology we've been talking to Ben on the other side of the world. He's enjoying life and he's with a great team out there in Bolivia. He's even seen river dolphins leaping in the Amazon and families of capybaras. It's been frustrating for him that a lot of time has gone on training as he is very keen after a year of anticipation to get on with looking after those street kids - but the time will soon come.
If you want to keep up with Ben he is posting on Facebook fairly regularly and also has a blog you can follow on beninbolivia.wordpress.com. Why not add Ben to your favourites?
Elisa and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who is supporting Ben in prayer or who has done so financially.