Monday, June 30, 2008

Myah Gets herself dressed for Sunday School.

I can't help but laugh when I look at this picture. Yesterday morning Myah decided that she wanted to pick out what she would wear to church and this is what she came down in. She is so funny. Thankfully she was willing to go back upstairs and change as it is the middle of winter here.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fun Photos with the Girls

Today is the last day of school for Hannah and Sarah. They will start back in early August, as we have our summer break in December. This afternoon they also finish their painting class. I will post picutres later.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

This has been a very busy father's day for Tyler. Yesterday morning Tyler, Mike, Dave and Ronald were invited to the Children's home for a father's day breakfast from the all of the children at the home. In the afternoon, he went to Vanessa and Shantal's school as their dad for their school program. Tyler received many nice presents from all of his girls. A book and cookies from both Hannah and Sarah, a scarf from Vanessa, a handmade sculpture from Shantal and a wallet from Janeth. Below are a few pictures of his gifts.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

My New Best Friends !?!?!?!?!

Okay, you might think that I am crazy, but I am cold and these little babies have become my new friends. Admittedly these are things I did not think I would need living relatively close to the equator, but I was wrong! I hope you are enjoying you summer weather back in Canada ;-)

Changin gour blog

We have been having some trouble with this blog for a while now and have decided to start a new one, please change your settings to include our new blog.

New Blog

We were having trouble with our original blog and decided that we needed to start a new one. I will include a link to the old one here if youwish to look back to older posts.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Manchay Land Invasion

This past Friday night there was a "land invasion" as they call it here in Manchay. Over night two hills on either side of a large Pentecostal church were marked out for building lots and more than a hundred families started building houses and other structures. We stopped and took these pictures on Monday on our way home from work and then on Tuesday there was another hill that had been taken over.
This practice of squatters moving in on other peoples land is not uncommon here in Manchay, although we have never seen it on this scale before. From what we can gather from asking around town is that this was an organized invasion by young people in Manchay. It is a way for them to get a building lot without buying it. It is illegal and they do run the risk of having the police come in and evicting them.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Mountains of Peru

Myah and Dona

Our dear friend Dona was called to visit her father who lives in the mountains of Peru last week. She was very nervous about going to see him as it had been nearly 15 years since they had visited each other. Her father has been diagnosed with stomach cancer and does not have much longer to live, he has stopped eating and only takes water once in a while. It was a great privilege to pray for Dona and her family during this difficult time. Our hope was that Dona's visit with her dad and extended family would be a blessing to her and that any wounds that they had from previous years would be healed. It was a great joy to learn that Dona's father became a believer about five years ago and to listen to the testimony of how the Lord had changed him. If he is still alive in a month Dona hopes to visit her father again. The trip is quite long, 13 hours in a bus and then about a 15 km walk through the mountains to get to the town where she was born. If possible I believe that Tyler will accompany her on the next visit. Dona has become like a mother to our family and we have grown to love her very much. We would be delighted if you would join us in praying for her.

Above you will see some of the pictures that Dona took on her walk through the mountains to her village, I think they are incredible.