We drove from Maiquetia (the location of the airport) to Barquisimeto (about a 5 hour drive) and the scenery is spectacular. The airport is located on the coast and you drive immediately into the hills.
The roads are curvy but it pays off. We made a few stops along the way for snacks and potty breaks and to snap some pictures.
Another shot from the drive through the mountains. The pictures just do NOT do it justice.
Here is one of many flower stands on the streets of Barquisimeto. They grow beautiful flowers of many varieties and they are very inexpensive.
I just had to snap this picture. There is a plastic chair in the tree! We decided it was a Venezuelan "high chair"!!
This is Wilmer and Juni and their precious new baby boy, Wilmer, Jr. They are active members ofLugarAltisimoUMC outside of Barquisimeto, VZ. They are a wonderful young couple.
Little Wilmer is absolutely adorable. He was all smiles and entertained us while we were there. He is three months old.
These are some of the seminary students. Each morning is started with a worship service led by one of the students. The singing is always beautiful. They are all so grateful for the opportunity to attend seminary and be better trained to serve their churches.
Here are three of the students at the seminary. They each have very effective churches. (L-R) Cheo,Thoby and Carlos are all passionate about their ministries and about reaching Venezuela for Christ.
We were able to spend some time with our dear friends, David and Carol Cosby, who are missionaries there and the Herrins who are also missionaries there. Please be in prayer for these families. There are shortages of many items including eggs, milk, chicken, cooking oil, toilet paper, sugar and butter. They can get these items sometimes but not all the time. The political situation is fragile and they watch things very closely. Pray for their safety and for their ministry with the people of Venezuela.