After a whirlwind trip to the
US we have finally
arrived back to , our new home! Santiago, Chile
In these last four weeks, we had many meetings and lunches with great people who have loved and cared for us during our journey to and from
. We thoroughly enjoyed our
visit, from random surprises like running into a friend from a recent mission
trip at the beach to driving hours in the blazing desert to see loved ones, to
watching my dear brother as he received his bride. Peru
are the best kids
ever and even through the stresses of travel and disruptions, and having to
share Ricky and I with other people, they took everything with a great deal of
patience and childlike amusement. They had a blast seeing friends and team
members who have visited us in Milan .
They didn't object entirely to the changes in diet and they didn't have any
major stomach issues this visit. And it was fun for us to see them enjoy the
little things. When I asked Isa the usual, "what was your favorite part of
the day", after coming home from a bonfire at the beach, she said "i
liked watching the sun change colors [at sunset]”. Peru
It was also exciting to share what God has done and continues to do in Cusco and to share our vision for the future in
When others capture our vision and get excited about what we are going to do,
it confirms how much God is with us every step of the way. We have so much to
do before this year ends, just to get established in Chile . Ricky also will be traveling
back to Chile Cusco to oversee the purchase of the
land as things are progressing in our absence.
Pray for us, as we need to find a house and basically are starting over from zero, since we couldn't bring anything with us from
besides needing a vehicle, I have 90 days to apply for residency and we are
looking for a doctor for my prenatal care. Yes, I'm pregnant! I don't think we
mentioned it in the last newsletter, so not everyone may know. We are thrilled
and our little ones are happy about having a brother or sister.
Thanks for your love and friendship! And for understanding such an informal update.
Blessings and peace,
Tracie, Ricky, Isabella and