We arrived safely in Nauta on Saturday after a 7 hour flight delay, and 9 bottles of bug spray short. No, we didn’t use it. For some reason Star Peru airlines said it was dangerous, even though we had brought it through two flights with Delta already. We are glad to be with our friends now, but needless to say, I don´t think I’ll be flying Star Peru again. We do still have 5 bottles of blug spray between Chris, MaryBeth, and I, so hopefully it will last. Sorry for not writing a blog post since we got to the Amazon. The internet … Read the rest
s awesome how ev Our third day in Lima is officially over, and we’ve been having a great time with our new friends! This week has been quite laid back in comparison to how the rest of the summer will be. We’ve been hanging out with Pastor William and his big family. We keep meeting more cousins, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. And I have to let you guys know, Pastor’s mother is an amazing cook! The first day we arrived at her house, she accepted us into their familAy saying “MI casa es tu casa” (my house is your … Read the rest
These are a few pictures of Pastor William’s Church and ministry property. Chris and I will be working with Pastor William here and throughout the city of Nauta this summer.
This is the second day of my picture series which means we have 27 days until we leave!
There was one thing that I absolutely loved about the Amazon more than anything. Yes, the scenery is absolutely beautiful there, but that wasn’t my favorite part. To me, it was all about the people–especially the kids. Their constant smiles and energy were always so uplifting. It’s hard to feel down when 30 kids are tugging at you excitedly to play with them
The two kids on the left (the boy giving the girl bunny ears and the girl receiving the ears) in the featured photo were essentially inseparable. They were always playing with each other or jumping on each … Read the rest
A man with a white beard kneels down to a small, skinny and obviously malnourished child. There is monotone music playing as he explains the wretched situation of this helpless child living in the slums. I’m sure you’ve seen those commercials. You’ve probably thought—as I have in the past—oh no. Here they are, trying to guilt trip me again. But as I’ve studied the Bible and specifically Jesus’ own words and actions, I’ve come to a realization…