Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

May you have a blessed Christmas this year. We hope that you will be filled with Joy remebering the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Luke 2:8-20 NIV
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Monday, December 22, 2008

We're Going Home!

We are so happy to share with you that we will be returning to Peru on January 7th. It is hard to believe we have been here for four months now. God has been so wonderful to us, blessing us with wonderful people to help us through the difficulties we were facing. Sarah has recovered quite well from her post tramatic stress and we have been able to make some very positive changes to some things in our family life.

We have a few things we would like to ask you to be praying with us about
  1. That Sarah will not regress when we return to Peru and the house where the break in happened.
  2. That we will be able to get Sarah and Hannah caught up with their classmates in Peru for their return to school on March 2nd. The curriculumn in Canada is much different from their school in Peru.
  3. For Myah who will not be going to school until August. She has really enjoyed her kindergarden class here in Canada and we think she might miss this time with other kids her age.
  4. For Tyler as he takes on the full responsibility of Construction and Maintenance for Kids Alive in Peru. We are returning to three full months of teams and he will be quite busy.
  5. That we will be sure to keep the boundaries we have set to protect our family and devotional time.
  6. For Brenda and her ministry with her moms in Manchay. Brenda will be stepping out of her scheduled role with the moms for a while to spend more time with our children.

It's Snow Much Fun

On Saturday Tyler spent time outside with the girls building this snow fort. It is really quite large and Myah thinks it looks like a volcano. Our girls have enjoyed playing in the snow again and somehow they don't seem to notice the cold, not so true for their parents... we are freezing!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Long Distance Greeting

Yesterday was a very special day. I received two phone calls from my moms in Peru, one from each class, to wish me a happy birthday. It was so great to hear their voices again. I miss them so much and can't wait to be with them. In the evening Tyler and I went out for dinner together, it was very nice.

Our girls have really enjoyed playing in the snow again. It doesn't seem to matter to them how cold it is outside, they just love playing in the back yard. Tyler took the girls tobogganing a few weeks ago and now Myah asks us nearly every day if she can go surfing again. It is quite funny. One afternoon when we had a lot of snow the girls gathered their buckets and shovels and made their own hill off the deck. It was a very short ride down, but still a lot of fun for them.