Wednesday, January 04, 2012
We are in the glorious rain forest, so guess what? It is raining and 80 degrees. This morning we took a three-hour hike in the rain forest and saw many wonderful things. This afternoon we went white water rafting for two and one-half hours. All the students said it was the most exciting rafting they had ever done. All four students and one rafting guide were tossed into the river once. We were reminded by the river and Max Lucado's book Safe in the Shepherd's Arms to not look too far ahead. Yes, we should be prepared but deal with one thing at a time. Throughout the day, we saw a Chestnut-billed Toucan, a Trogan, green poison dart frogs, red-eyed tree frogs, little blue herons, macaws, parrots, several bats, and several very interesting species of spiders. Tonight, as we hear the rain, we are thankful and mindful about how God re-creates the Earth. Tomorrow we have a river cruise, a pineapple plantation visit, and a nature hike.