Thursday, September 24, 2009

el nuevo look, the new look


We are making some changes to our blog. Our goal is to make this blog more about our ministry in Cusco, Peru and less personal so-to-say. We have another blog, that will be made available to those who wish to keep up to date with our personal lives.

Our hope is that this blog will serve the purpose of keep everyone who prays for and supports this ministry informed about our plans, goals, challenges, etc. It has also become very necessary for us to maintain this blog in both English and Spanish.

So hope you enjoy it


Estamos haciendo algunos cambios a nuestro blog. Nuestra meta es hacer este blog mas sobre nuestro ministero en Cusco, Peru y menos personal, por decirlo asi. Tenemos otro blog, que estara disponible a todos los que quieran ver sobre nuestra familia.

Nuestra esperanza es que este blog sirva el proposito de informarles a aquellos que apoyan este ministerio de diferentes formas, sobre nuestros planes, metas, y desafios, etc, aca en Cusco. Tambien ha sido muy necesario mantener este blog en Ingles y Espanol.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It is a week before we leave to go home to Cusco. we have been thoroughly blessed during our trip, by everyone's hospitality and friendship. it was great to meet so many new people and be able to share our vision for Cusco with all. Now that there is only 1 week left, and most of our meetings are done, we will try to see as much family and friends as possible in the time that's left.

Continue praying for CCV and their decision about whether or not to support us. It has been a long process. We turned in our proposal at the end of July and are still waiting on a response. I suppose things like this can take a while. They told us sometime next month (October) we should hear something. Although we don't know what to expect, we pray for God's will to be done, we hope for the best (that our relationship through ministry will continue on into the future) and just trust God with the rest.

We know God loves the people of Cusco. He knows their need. We are not focused on numerical results and do not determine our success by the size of our church. Yes, we expect growth. We may spend several years reaching only a small community for Christ. We will always be concerned about spiritual growth and discipleship, making long-term believers and servants.

Our work has already begun as we plan and organize 3 mission teams to come to Cusco by the end of this year. Almost as soon as we get back! One will be focused on service projects, the other is a medical team and the last team has a very specific focus to help us with this years Christmas party!

Pregnancy is still going well, thank the Lord! I am much more tired this time around than I was with Isabella, but that must have something to do with chasing a toddler around all day! Isa is FULL of energy and doesn't stop talking. We are so proud of the way she manuevers both English and Spanish, how she understands both languages and speaks a large variety of words. She is a little sponge, soaking it all in, and a little parrot, repeating everything we say! We are excited for her to become a big sister. I am 5 months along and feel really pregnant, with this belly growing more and more every week. Pray for our health (mine and the baby's). We won't have a real thorough prenatal visit and blood tests until we get back to Peru.

Thank you to all the people who have given us a place to stay; the Jones, Heuton, Pritchett, Hendrickson, and Merold families. Thanks to the Peltiers for the vehicle! and for all the other people who have invited us into their homes or to dinner.

This is when Isabella saw Mickey for the first time

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

We are at ease about still being here in the states. After what happened with Ricky's dad, we thought maybe we should leave for Chile. But Peter progressively got better... and we are relieved. He has been released and is recuperating at home. He still has many headaches and some issues with his liver after all the drugs they gave him, but he is glad to be home. Especially to celebrate el 18 (chile's independence day) with the family.

We will celebrate here, with our Chilean friends who live in the states. As the month approaches the mid-mark, we are getting ready to go home to Cusco. We are trying to take as much back with us as possible, without going over the weight limits. That has been quite a chore! There are so many supplies and personal things we will take back. Gathering clothes for another year for Isabella, and also a year's worth of clothes and baby things for her little brother.

Sorry we don't have much time to update. Please keep praying for Pedro. Pray for my pregnancy. I'm half way!! We will send an update about CCV as soon as we are able, pray for their decision. Pray for our support raising... for God's grace to be upon us!

Love, all of us