The Halfway Point
The Edge of the Crater
Since we decided to serve here with WISE, it has been on my short list of "gotta go see this!" things on the island. So today we piled six of the students interested in going, a graduate who was our guide, myself and Mitch and Tiffany Reed (who came to visit us and the mission all the way from Texas - how fun to have visitors) to see if we could conquor the volcano! It was full of many funny and exciting things from several students getting cramps while hiking to one student tripping at the trail-head and spilling all the lunch of rice and chicken for everyone before we really started hiking!
I wanted to hike down into the crater with several other students and Mitch as well, but it was so foggy that you really couldn't see much, so we just made it to the rim of the crater, but there's always next time! Naiyah and Beckett were so excited as I brought back a rock from the top of the crater as they have been so amazed that we live somewhere with a volcano!
The scenery all the way was some of the most beautiful I've ever seen from bamboo, to exotic and strange looking trees and plants. It was such a great reminder of the beauty of God's creation and what a great imagination our Creator has!